Querium: A Session-Based Collaborative Search System

  • Abdigani Diriye
  • Gene Golovchinsky
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7224)


People’s information-seeking can span multiple sessions, and can be collaborative in nature. Existing commercial offerings do not effectively support searchers to share, save, collaborate or revisit their information. In this demo paper we present Querium: a novel session-based collaborative search system that lets users search, share, resume and collaborate with other users. Querium provides a number of novel search features in a collaborative setting, including relevance feedback, query fusion, faceted search, and search histories.


Collaborative search multi-session search search interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdigani Diriye
    • 1
  • Gene Golovchinsky
    • 2
  1. 1.University College London Interaction CentreUniversity College LondonUK
  2. 2.FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.Palo AltoUSA

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