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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2009, Vol. 25 Issue (7-8): 85-92    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2009.07-08.17
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Study on the Learning Behavior of Science and Technology User for Academic Database Website Based on Reinforcement Models
Bai Chen    Gan Liren
(School of Economics and Management,Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094,China)
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This paper applies the reinforcement learning models which put psychology and economics into studying science and technology user learning behavior of information searching methods. Firstly, two traditional reinforcement learning models of Bush-Mosteller model and Börgers-Sarin model are introduced. Then, based on analysis of the reinforcement learning mechanism, control experiment is designed to explore user learning behavior through quality study. The experiment result indicates that reinforcement learning could successfully reflect the process of user learning and Börgers-Sarin model has got better fitting and forecasting effect. Finally, based on the experiment result, this paper provides some customer strategies for academic database website.

Key wordsScience and technology user      Searching method      Reinforcement learning model     
Received: 12 August 2009      Published: 25 August 2009


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Bai Chen,Gan Liren. Study on the Learning Behavior of Science and Technology User for Academic Database Website Based on Reinforcement Models. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2009, 25(7-8): 85-92.

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