Today I am giving a keynote at the 18th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB2013), which is held at MediaCityUK, Salford.

I have now started to think at what are the questions to ask when evaluating user engagement. In the talk, I discuss these questions through five studies we did. Also included are questions asked when

  • evaluating serendipitous experience in the context of entity-driven search using social media such as Wikipedia and Yahoo! Answers.
  • evaluating the news reading experience when links to related articles are automatically generated using “light weight” understanding techniques.

The slides are available on Slideshare.

Relevant published papers include:

I will write about these two works in later posts.

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