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Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR 2011)

Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR 2011) CIKM’2011, Glasgow, UK, October 28th. http://cir2011.fxpal.com/ Organizers ———- – Gene Golovchinsky, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc, USA. – Jeremy Pickens, Catalyst Repository Systems, USA. – Meredith Ringel Morris, Microsoft Research, USA. – Juan … Continue reading → Read More: Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR 2011)

Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR 2011)

Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR 2011) CIKM’2011, Glasgow, UK, October 28th. http://cir2011.fxpal.com/ Organizers ———- – Gene Golovchinsky, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc, USA. – Jeremy Pickens, Catalyst Repository Systems, USA. – Meredith Ringel Morris, Microsoft Research, USA. – Juan … Continue reading → Read More: Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR 2011)

Embark Together

I would like to quickly follow up on my previous post on explicitly collaborative information seeking.  My claim in that post was that, despite the shared terminology, a service like Aardvark (or Twitter) is not truly collaborative.

Let me be clear about Aardvark: What that service does is help you comb through a network [...]

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Don’t Forget Explicitly Collaborative Information Seeking

A panel on Social Search is happening at SXSW right now.  Reading Danny Sullivan’s liveblogging, I came across the panel’s definition of the three distinct types of social searching.  And I think they left one out:

Collective (gathering advice from a crowd)
Friend Filtered (using your friends)
Collaborative (asking a friend — see also our The Rise [...] → Read More: Don’t Forget Explicitly Collaborative Information Seeking

Search versus Recommendation: Not The Only Tension

Greg Linden has an interesting post on Search on a domain like YouTube.  I reproduce it here because I would like to elaborate on it:
The article focuses on YouTube’s “plans to rely more heavily on personalization and ties between users to refine recommendations” and “suggesting videos that users may want to watch based on what [...] → Read More: Search versus Recommendation: Not The Only Tension