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Is there a study about common folk using quotes?

7:35 pm on Nov 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is there any study that shows that users are getting smarter with advanced searches and using quotes around keywords?
4:39 pm on Nov 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I found this (slightly old) study with some interesting conclusions:


Why arenít Web searchers using more advanced queries? Some researchers
have stated that Web searchers are lazy [Zapur and Zhang 2000] or that there
is a design flaw with Web search engines [Clark 2001].
2:02 pm on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for this nice stats!



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