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A zero-input interface for leveraging group experience in web browsing

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A zero-input interface for leveraging group experience in web browsing
The experience of a trusted group of colleagues can help users improve the quality and focus of their browsing and searching activities. How could a system provide such help, when and where the users need it, without disrupting their normal work activities? This paper describes Context-Aware Proxy based System (CAPS), an agent that recommends pages and annotates links to reveal their relative popularity among the user’s colleagues, matched with their automatically computed interest profiles. A Web proxy tracks browsing habits, so CAPS requires no explicit input from the user. We review here CAPS design principles and implementation. We tested user satisfaction with the interface and the accuracy of the ranking algorithm. These experiments indicate that CAPS has high potential to support effective ranking for quality judgment - by users. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.3 [Information Systems]: Information Search and Retrieval – Selection process. General Terms Management, De...
Taly Sharon, Henry Lieberman, Ted Selker
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where IUI
Authors Taly Sharon, Henry Lieberman, Ted Selker
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