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IJIET 2018 Vol.8(3): 227-230 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.3.1038

A Comparative Study of User’s Information Seeking Behavior in e-Book Recommendation System

Yi-Shin Lin, Ko-Chiu Wu, and Saiau-Yue Tsau

Abstract—E-book reading has become increasingly popular, the library began to provide joyful and interactive multimedia e-book recommendation system. The purpose of this study is to understand the characteristics of information seeking behavior of different users. Based on the back-end database of New Taipei City Library's e-book wall, we collected 655 users' borrowing materials and analyzed the knowledge keywords by text mining method to make a comparative study. With the expansion of library services, the purpose of the library is no longer limited to the academic orientation, and we also observed the emergence of entertainment and leisure-oriented readers. Understanding users’ information seeking characteristics in e-book recommendation system will be conducive to the development of intelligent library and provide a reference for the system design.

Index Terms—Information seeking, knowledge map, text mining, information visualization.

The authors are with the Department Interaction Design, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 10608 Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: t104ac8001@ntut.org.tw, kochiuwu@mail.ntut.edu.tw, Sytsau@ntut.edu.tw).


Cite: Yi-Shin Lin, Ko-Chiu Wu, and Saiau-Yue Tsau, "A Comparative Study of User’s Information Seeking Behavior in e-Book Recommendation System," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 227-230, 2018.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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