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Collaborative Information Search

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Abstract

In this chapter, we present one type of social information access called Collaborative Information Search (CIS), where multiple people directly work as a team to collaborate explicitly to search relevant information for resolving a share information need. CIS integrates team collaboration with exploratory search, so that complex search tasks can be decomposed into simpler and smaller tasks for individual team members to resolve. In this chapter, we cover various factors that influence people’s collaboration in search, and discuss the approaches that researchers have developed to support various forms of collaborative information search on the web, in academic setting, and in other environments. We will further talk about the evaluation of collaborative search systems, and then conclude with discussions on the remaining challenges and possible new directions on this topic.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yahoo ResearchSunnyvaleUSA
  2. 2.School of Computing and InformationUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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