Page as a Meeting Place: Web Search Augmented with Social Communication
When searching for information, a user generally uses search engines on the web. Often search results do not satisfy all users because they may have different needs and varying levels of knowledge. We develop a search system that combines the merits of searching and social communication for improving user experience on the web. This system includes a page ranking algorithm based on the analysis of a hyperlink structure and a social link structure, and a communication interface attached to a page that allows real-time users to communicate with each other. By our system, users can quickly search not only for popular web pages but also for other users currently accessing them.
KeywordsWeb search Social communication Real-time processing Link analysis
This work was supported in part by SCOPE (Ministry of International Affairs and Communications, Japan) and implemented based on the joint research with NTT Resonant Inc.
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