Influence of Timeline and Named-Entity Components on User Engagement

Moshfeghi, Y., Matthews, M., Blanco, R. and Jose, J. M. (2013) Influence of Timeline and Named-Entity Components on User Engagement. In: 35th European Conference on IR Research, Moscow, Russia, 24-27 Mar 2013, pp. 305-317. ISBN 9783642369728 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-36973-5_26)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.


Nowadays, successful applications are those which contain features that captivate and engage users. Using an interactive news retrieval system as a use case, in this paper we study the effect of timeline and named-entity components on user engagement. This is in contrast with previous studies where the importance of these components were studied from a retrieval effectiveness point of view. Our experimental results show significant improvements in user engagement when named-entity and timeline components were installed. Further, we investigate if we can predict user-centred metrics through user’s interaction with the system. Results show that we can successfully learn a model that predicts all dimensions of user engagement and whether users will like the system or not. These findings might steer systems that apply a more personalised user experience, tailored to the user’s preferences.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jose, Professor Joemon and Moshfeghi, Dr Yashar
Authors: Moshfeghi, Y., Matthews, M., Blanco, R., and Jose, J. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record

Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
572791LiMoSINe: Linguistically Motivated Semantic aggregatIon eNginesJoemon JoseEuropean Commission (EC)288024COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE