Collaborative web search : who, what, where, when, and why /

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Author / Creator:Morris, Meredith Ringel.
Imprint:San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, c2010.
Description:1 electronic text (xiii, 85 p. : ill.) : digital file.
Series:Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services, 1947-9468 ; # 14
Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services (Online), # 14.
Subject:Internet searching.
Information retrieval.
World Wide Web -- Subject access.
Web search engines.
Internet searching.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Teevan, Jaime.
ISBN:9781608451227 (electronic bk.)
9781608451210 (pbk.)
Notes:Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on January 11, 2010).
Series from website.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-83).
Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers.
Also available in print.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.
Summary:Today,Web search is treated as a solitary experience.Web browsers and search engines are typically designed to support a single user, working alone. However, collaboration on information-seeking tasks is actually commonplace. Students work together to complete homework assignments, friends seek information about joint entertainment opportunities, family members jointly plan vacation travel, and colleagues jointly conduct research for their projects. As improved networking technologies and the rise of social media simplify the process of remote collaboration, and large, novel display form-factors simplify the process of co-located group work, researchers have begun to explore ways to facilitate collaboration on search tasks. This lecture investigates the who, what, where, when and why of collaborative search, and gives insight in how emerging solutions can address collaborators' needs.
Standard no.:10.2200/S00230ED1V01Y200912ICR014