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The Past, Present and Future of Web Search Research: An Interview with Dr. Amanda Spink

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Author(s): Yazdan Mansourian

Journal: Webology
ISSN 1735-188X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Web search | Web information retrieval | Web searching | Information retrieval methods | World Wide Web

ABSTRACT
This is an interview which was carried out at the University of Sheffield on Thursday 14th April 2005. The interview is mainly about the current trends and issues of web search research area and is divided into two parts. In the first section Dr. Spink explains her ideas about the area as a senior researcher who has published many papers and research reports on users' web search behaviours. In the second section Dr. Spink answers a few general questions to explain her views as one of the millions of web users who search this ocean of information everyday.