he systems introduced above demonstrated the
use of implicit feedback. User evaluations have
shown the usefulness of these approaches in resolving
the information needs of the searchers. We believe
that these techniques are directly transferable to the
stakeholders of digital cultural heritage archives.
The users of cultural heritage archives are not
always trained in the use of advanced computing
facilities. Personalised search techniques enhance the
quality of interaction for such users. They allow them
to explore the collection effectively. Such techniques
will also be the basis for search agents. If the system
can identify and crystallise the search need from the
interaction then we can create agents to search other
collections and fetch more relevant documents.
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