SkyView: a user evaluation of the skyline operator

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  • Matteo Magnani, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Ira Assent
  • Kasper Hornbæk, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mikkel R. Jakobsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ken Friis Larsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventACM International Conference on Information & Knowledge Management - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 27 Oct 20131 Nov 2013
Conference number: 22


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

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