Retrieving and Viewing Web Documents

Bernard J. Jansen, Amanda Spink

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Retrieving and viewing activities of web pages of search engine users were examined. The relationship between sessions, queries and pages viewed was also analyzed. It was found that web search engine users viewed only two to three documents per query. The analysis of the results showed that web users can expect a precision of about 50% meaning that one out of every two of the web documents viewed would be relevant to their query.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInfo Today: The Global Conference and Exhibition on Electronic Information and Knowledge Management
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2003
EventInfo Today 2003: Way Beyond Cool - Information for the Real World - New York, NY, United States
Duration: May 6 2003May 8 2003


OtherInfo Today 2003: Way Beyond Cool - Information for the Real World
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Strategy and Management
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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