Deep Web Technologies, sponsor of the Federated Search Blog, just published an article, Search Strategies in Federated Search: Refine Search.
Refining or clarifying an initial set of search results is a fairly common practice among search engine users that don’t know exactly what they are looking for. Yet in federated searching, refining a group of results is often not the best strategy for a user to find the best results they are looking for.
The article makes an excellent case for not using the refinement feature of any federated search application. Read the full article to learn why you should “say no to refinement.”
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