Sentence length, sentence fragment and images affecting presentation of search result pages
Hong Xu, Ye Jiang, Yi-min Wang, Ye-wei Sun, Xue-qing Li
Available Online December 2015.
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- search result; presentation style; presentation feature; click-through behaviors.
- Presentation styles of search results have been constantly changing in these years, which affect users’ click-through behaviors. In order to discover what the efficient presentation styles are, in this study, we investigate three features of search results: sentence length, full sentence/ sentence fragment and with/without image. These three features were compounded into twelve combinations and tested by 41 participants in our study. It is found that the most efficient search result presentation style should be formed by long sentence length, full sentence and with image, followed by short sentence length, full sentence, with image. The badly designed presentation style is without image, full sentence for all kinds of sentence lengths. The longer the sentence length, the better the result. When without image, sentence fragment has better performance than full sentence. Full sentence is more efficient than sentence fragment with image for short and long sentence lengths, but not for medium one.
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TY - CONF AU - Hong Xu AU - Ye Jiang AU - Yi-min Wang AU - Ye-wei Sun AU - Xue-qing Li PY - 2015/12 DA - 2015/12 TI - Sentence length, sentence fragment and images affecting presentation of search result pages BT - 2015 Joint International Mechanical, Electronic and Information Technology Conference (JIMET-15) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 56 EP - 64 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jimet-15.2015.12 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jimet-15.2015.12 ID - Xu2015/12 ER -