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Algorithmic mediation for collaborative exploratory search

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Algorithmic mediation for collaborative exploratory search
We describe a new approach to information retrieval: algorithmic mediation for intentional, synchronous collaborative exploratory search. Using our system, two or more users with a common information need search together, simultaneously. The collaborative system provides tools, user interfaces and, most importantly, algorithmically-mediated retrieval to focus, enhance and augment the team's search and communication activities. Collaborative search outperformed post hoc merging of similarly instrumented single user runs. Algorithmic mediation improved both collaborative search (allowing a team of searchers to find relevant information more efficiently and effectively), and exploratory search (allowing the searchers to find relevant information that cannot be found while working individually). Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.3 [Information Search and Retrieval]: Search Process General Terms Retrieval Models, Interactive Retrieval Keywords Collaborative Search, Algorithmic Me...
Jeremy Pickens, Gene Golovchinsky, Chirag Shah, Pe
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where SIGIR
Authors Jeremy Pickens, Gene Golovchinsky, Chirag Shah, Pernilla Qvarfordt, Maribeth Back
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