SkyView: a user evaluation of the skyline operator

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings

  • Matteo Magnani
    Matteo MagnaniUppsala UniversitySweden
  • Ira Assent
  • Kasper Hornbæk
    Kasper HornbækUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
  • Mikkel R. Jakobsen
    Mikkel R. JakobsenUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
  • Ken Friis Larsen
    Ken Friis LarsenUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
The skyline operator has recently emerged as an alternative to ranking queries. It retrieves a number of potential best options for arbitrary monotone preference functions. The success of this operator in the database community is based on the belief that users benefit from the limited effort required to specify skyline queries compared to, for instance, ranking. While application examples of the skyline operator exist, there is no principled analysis of its benefits and limitations in data retrieval tasks. Our study investigates the degree to which users understand skyline queries, how they specify query parameters and how they interact with skyline results made available in listings or map-based interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information & Knowledge Management, CIKM '13
EditorsQi He , Arun Iyengar
Number of pages5
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2013
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-2263-8
StatePublished - 2013
Event - San Francisco, United States


ConferenceACM International Conference on Information & Knowledge Management
LandUnited States
BySan Francisco

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