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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2008, Vol. 24 Issue (7): 54-60    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2008.07.11
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The Influences of Natural and Social Properties of Users on the Language Usage in Web Searching
Lai Maosheng  Qu Peng
(Department of Information Management, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China)
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Abstract  

This paper concerns on the influence of the natural and social properties on language usage in Web searching, and seeks to make an exploratory study on the elements that affect user’s  behavior. It synthesizes the results from Web questionnaire survey and controlled experiment in which users participate, and comes to the conclusion on the difference among gender, age, educational background and professional education in searching. This research contributes to the study on the elements that affect searching process, the modeling of user behavior and the improvement of search engines’ quality of service.

Key wordsUser Property      Information Searching Behavior      Retrieval Language      Language Usage     
Received: 07 March 2008      Published: 25 July 2008
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Corresponding Authors: Lai Maosheng     E-mail: laims@pku.edu.cn
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Lai Maosheng,Qu Peng. The Influences of Natural and Social Properties of Users on the Language Usage in Web Searching. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2008, 24(7): 54-60.

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