Search Maps: Enhancing Traceability and Overview in Collaborative Information Seeking

  • Dominic Stange
  • Andreas Nürnberger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8416)

Abstract

We propose a search user interface that is especially designed to make individual contributions to a collaborative search task visible and traceable. The main goal is to support awareness, understanding, and sensemaking within a group working together on the same task. The support is achieved by visualizing the information seeking activities of the user group with an interactive two-dimensional Search Map. The users share the same Search Map and can actively collaborate and evolve their search topic together. The Search Map serves as a common ground and enables each user to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the domain in question by taking advantage of the shared view of the community.

Keywords

Search Action Search Step Search User Interface Prototype Application Natural Language Description 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominic Stange
    • 1
  • Andreas Nürnberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Volkswagen AGGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of MagdeburgGermany

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