Designing an Internet search engine on disability issues: Results of a survey of the users' information needs

Renzo Andrich, Serafino Tutino

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Abstract

In the latest years, the Internet has been playing a growing role as information source on disability-related issues. According to the ICF model, access to information is a contextual factor that may act as facilitator in helping the person's functioning in society. In this view, we developed a specialized search engine named Bussola, expanding the possibility for persons with disabilities and their care-givers to find relevant and reliable information, and to better exploit the opportunities provided by the Web. The work involved first a survey of the users' information needs (based on interviews), then the creation of a documents analysis tool based on semantic processing technology, and eventually the development of the search engine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology Research Series
Pages280-284
Number of pages5
Volume25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameAssistive Technology Research Series
Volume25
ISSN (Print)1383813X
ISSN (Electronic)18798071

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Search Engine
Search engines
Internet
Access to Information
Disabled Persons
Semantics
Caregivers
Interviews
Technology
Processing
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Information needs
  • Internet
  • Search Engines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Andrich, R., & Tutino, S. (2009). Designing an Internet search engine on disability issues: Results of a survey of the users' information needs. In Assistive Technology Research Series (Vol. 25, pp. 280-284). (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 25). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-042-1-280

Designing an Internet search engine on disability issues : Results of a survey of the users' information needs. / Andrich, Renzo; Tutino, Serafino.

Assistive Technology Research Series. Vol. 25 2009. p. 280-284 (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 25).

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

Andrich, R & Tutino, S 2009, Designing an Internet search engine on disability issues: Results of a survey of the users' information needs. in Assistive Technology Research Series. vol. 25, Assistive Technology Research Series, vol. 25, pp. 280-284. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-042-1-280
Andrich R, Tutino S. Designing an Internet search engine on disability issues: Results of a survey of the users' information needs. In Assistive Technology Research Series. Vol. 25. 2009. p. 280-284. (Assistive Technology Research Series). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-042-1-280
Andrich, Renzo ; Tutino, Serafino. / Designing an Internet search engine on disability issues : Results of a survey of the users' information needs. Assistive Technology Research Series. Vol. 25 2009. pp. 280-284 (Assistive Technology Research Series).
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