Web Search Futures: Personal, Collaborative, Social

  • Barry Smyth
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5993)


In this talk we will discuss where Web search may be heading, focusing on a number of large-scale research projects that are trying to develop the “next big thing” in Web search. We will consider some important recent initiatives on how to improve the quality of the Web search experience by helping search engines to respond to our individual needs and preferences. In turn, we will focus on some innovative work on how to take advantage of the inherently collaborative nature of Web search as we discuss recent attempts to develop so-called “social search engines”.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Smyth
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science & InformaticsUniversity College DublinIreland

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