Transearch: A multilingual search user interface accommodating user interaction and preference

Peng Chu, A. Komlódi

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Abstract

Multilingual Information Retrieval systems and interfaces tackle the challenges multilingual searchers face when searching for information in multiple languages. In this paper, we present preliminary findings from a qualitative study of design and evaluation of a multilingual search User Interface, TranSearch. Findings highlight that 1) during query translation phase, intuitive user interaction, specifically, automatic machine translation with user ability to edit and keep track of queries is especially beneficial; 2) in search phase, result displays facilitating comparison across languages, customizable result panels accommodating user preferences, and flexibility to switch result languages play important roles. It is identified that simplicity, visibility, and customization are the characters mostly preferred. Based on user preference explanation, implications for design are discussed around these themes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2017 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationExplore, Innovate, Inspire
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2466-2472
Number of pages7
VolumePart F127655
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346566
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 6 2017
Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: May 6 2017May 11 2017

Other

Other2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period5/6/175/11/17

Keywords

  • Information interaction
  • Multilingual Information Retrieval
  • Multilingual search user interfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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    Chu, P., & Komlódi, A. (2017). Transearch: A multilingual search user interface accommodating user interaction and preference. In CHI 2017 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Explore, Innovate, Inspire (Vol. Part F127655, pp. 2466-2472). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3053262