Testing the stability of “wisdom of crowds” judgments of search results over time and their similarity with the search engine rankings

Zhitomirsky-Geffet, M., Bar-Ilan, J., & Levene, M. (2016). Testing the stability of “wisdom of crowds” judgments of search results over time and their similarity with the search engine rankings. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 68(4).

Abstract: One of the under-explored aspects in the process of user information seeking behaviour is influence of time on relevance evaluation. It has been shown in previous studies that individual users might change their assessment of search results over time. It is also known that aggregated judgments of multiple individual users can lead to correct and reliable decisions; this phenomenon is known as the “wisdom of crowds”. The aim of this study is to examine whether aggregated judgments will be more stable and thus more reliable over time than individual user judgments.

Read the article: Zhitomirsky-Geffet, M., Bar-Ilan, J., & Levene, M. (2016). Testing the stability of “wisdom of crowds” judgments of search results over time and their similarity with the search engine rankings. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 68(4).



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