Jean Véronis

mercredi, avril 18, 2007

Fast Company a aimé mon étude

Très bon pour l'ego. Dans son «lead article» de cette semaine, le prestigieux magazine Fast Company cite mon étude sur la comparaison des moteurs de recherche, où je montrais que Google et Yahoo ont des résultats identiques, et que globalement, ces résultats sont assez mauvais du point de vue des utilisateurs.

What's more, studies show that users are disappointed with the current state of search and consider Google hardly any better than its rivals. In a blind study by the French linguistics scholar Jean Véronis and his students, Google and Yahoo tied for user satisfaction with their results, both scoring an embarrassing 2.3 out of a possible 5. About 28% of the time, users thought that all the search results they received from both engines were "totally useless." They gave fairly low marks of 2.8 and 2.9 even to the very first links listed by Yahoo and Google, respectively. About a quarter of the time, they didn't find what they considered to be even one good result from either search engine.

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