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Dr. Amanda Spink


Dr. Amanda SpinkDr. Amanda Spink's article, "REAL LIFE, REAL USERS, AND REAL NEEDS: A STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF USER QUERIES ON THE WEB" published in the journal, Information Processing and Management, in March 2000, has been recently (May 2003) identified by ISI to be one of the most cited papers in the Web research area.

The paper was noted in the FAST Moving Fronts. Fast Moving Fronts are those having the largest percentage increase in number of core papers from one period to the next in their respective fields. The rate of increase in citations to the core papers is also used as a criterion. An individual front can increase in size by either internal growth or by merging with one or more other fronts.

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