What we look at…When we look for… Conceptualizing the Document Triage Process

September 3, 2010 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Manning Hall Room 208

Fernando Lizides will present, "What we look at…When we look for… Conceptualizing the Document Triage Process" for the Friday afternoon CRADLE talk.


Historically, traditional IR has dominated the advancement in information seeking. We are now observing an increased emphasis on user interaction experience during electronic searching. Following an automatic information retrieval task, users are often faced with the manual process of going through the resulting documents, in order to assign relevance with regards to their information need. This critical fast paced process is dubbed ‘document triage’. We attempt to conceptualize and model document triage by explaining the steps underlying this process. Furthermore, we take a closer look at an area which has had little attention in terms of document triage; that of semi-structured documents. We will see results from a series of studies, including eye-tracking data, on information seekers’ visual attention when attempting to assign relevance to these document types.

Speaker Bio:

Fernando Loizides works at the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design at City University London. While finishing his PhD, he works as a research assistant exploring Document Triage and Human Computer Interaction in Information Seeking. His research interests include Digital Libraries, Information Seeking, Human Computer Interaction, Interfaces and Future Interaction Technologies.