Max Wilson, a colleague of mine at the University of Southampton who has contributed frequently to the conversation here at the Noisy Channel, just started a blog of his own. Check out Max’s blog here.
His post on exhibiting exploratory behaviour (that’s the Queen’s English to you!) raises an issue at the heart of many of our discussions on this blog: what is exploratory behavior? Is it clarification or refinement? Are users exploring in order to resolve imperfect communication with the information retrieval system, or are they exploring in order to learn?
These are burning questions, and I look forward to learning more about how Max, m.c. schraefel, and others are addressing them.