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Title:Language selection and query formulation in Arabic users’ English-language searching
Author(s):Alasmari, Ashwag; Komlodi, Anita
Subject(s):information-seeking behavior
online search
Arab web users
query formulation
Abstract:Due to the overwhelming presence of English language sources on the Web, large numbers of non-native English speakers are forced to seek information in English to fulfill their information seeking needs. Arabic-speakers are among those who search in English as a non-native language. The objective of this work-in-progress paper is to explore the search behaviors and challenges of Arabs when searching in English. Data were collected in a diary study and focus groups. To mitigate the challenges of searching in English, our participants often turned to members of their own community to help navigate unfamiliar information spaces.
Issue Date:2016-03-15
Citation Info:NA
Series/Report:IConference 2016 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-08

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