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On Querying and Exploring Activities on a User's Desktop

S. Adali, S. Pearce, M. Sapino
2006 22nd International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops (ICDEW'06)  
Our activity model is well suited to support a query language that is able to alter the context and the definition of an activity to easily visualize complex relationships in data.  ...  Many desktop query and management systems offer an object oriented view of a computer, where the emphasis is on describing the information relevant to an object.  ...  We would like to thank Ramesh Jain for stimulating discussions on multimedia querying and experiential computing. We also would like to thank Bouchra Bouqata for helpful discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icdew.2006.103 dblp:conf/icde/AdaliPS06 fatcat:mbk42wpzfrekbelrhp2matququ

iMecho

Jidong Chen, Hang Guo, Wentao Wu, Wei Wang
2011 Proceedings of the 34th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information - SIGIR '11  
It employs an Hidden Markov Model (HMM)based user model, which is learned from user's activity logs, to estimate the query context when he submits the query.  ...  Different from other desktop search engines, iMecho ranks results not only by the content of the query, but also the context of the query.  ...  Following this observation, we develop a context-aware desktop search system called iMecho. The idea is to build a user behavior model based on the user's previous activities.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2009916.2010154 dblp:conf/sigir/ChenGWW11 fatcat:gb7nfpfrrrb43oozusibsyl3hm

A Proposal for Exhaustive Search on Desktop Data

Mamta Kayest, S.K. Jain
2016 Procedia Computer Science  
Data on one's personal computer (PC) is continue to increase day by day and it has made need of managing personal desktop data as an active area of research.  ...  Managing desktop data includes an efficient way of searching and retrieving desired data and information from it.  ...  Modelling and querying of heterogeneous desktop data further increases the complexity for developing a desktop search system.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2016.06.090 fatcat:zznss43z7fedtnzfkhof3nezli

Identifying User Sessions in Interactions with Intelligent Digital Assistants

Rishabh Mehrotra, Ahmed El Kholy, Imez Zitouni, Milad Shokouhi, Ahmed Hassan
2017 Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion - WWW '17 Companion  
Instead, we model user-activity times as a Gaussian mixture model and look for evidence of a valley to identify optimal inter-activity thresholds for identifying sessions.  ...  To our knowledge, this is one of the first studies investigating user interactions with a desktop based digital assistant.  ...  We base our experiments on real world log data and observe that the mixture model fits well to the Cortana desktop interaction data and that empirical data suggests a smaller time threshold (∼2 minutes  ... 
doi:10.1145/3041021.3054254 dblp:conf/www/MehrotraKZSH17 fatcat:wqkofc3wsjfl7ob5bdrvlfh4ym

iMecho

Jidong Chen, Hang Guo, Wentao Wu, Wei Wang
2009 Proceeding of the 18th ACM conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '09  
We developed iMecho (My Memory Echo), an associative memory based desktop search system, which exploits such associations and contexts to enhance traditional desktop search.  ...  Traditional desktop search engines only support keyword based search that needs exact keyword matching to find resources.  ...  For the same task link, iMecho uses a clustering based algorithm for initial task analysis and an Hidden Markov Model (HMM) method for further optimization. • Besides the traditional keywords-based searching  ... 
doi:10.1145/1645953.1646046 dblp:conf/cikm/ChenGWW09 fatcat:gcgbhrhzavdplpylbmjyggdrum

Improving personal information management by integrating activities in the physical world with the semantic desktop

Yingjie Hu, Krzysztof Janowicz
2012 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - SIGSPATIAL '12  
We design a specific activity ontology for a conference use case and present a user interface that extends the Zeitgeist Semantic Desktop to evaluate our approach.  ...  Web of Linked Data.  ...  of university-related tasks and the involved activities.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2424321.2424420 dblp:conf/gis/HuJ12 fatcat:uxz5whdbanhpxk4ott5xtx2cay

A Model for the Electronic Support of Practice-Based Research Networks

K. A. Peterson, B. C. Delaney, T. N. Arvanitis, A. Taweel, E. A. Sandberg, S. Speedie, F. D. Richard Hobbs
2012 Annals of Family Medicine  
RESULTS We present an information architecture that provides for essential interactions, activities, data fl ows, and structural elements necessary for providing support for PBRN translational research  ...  PURPOSE The principal goal of the electronic Primary Care Research Network (ePCRN) is to enable the development of an electronic infrastructure to support clinical research activities in primary care practice-based  ...  Although the introduction of electronic health records in primary care increases the potential for PBRNs to electronically involve practices in Kevin A. Peterson  ... 
doi:10.1370/afm.1434 pmid:23149534 pmcid:PMC3495931 fatcat:pyjy5wevnnhx5ldywgfpuql454

Task detection for activity-based desktop search

Sergey Chernov
2008 Proceedings of the 31st annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '08  
We propose to exploit collected information about user activities with desktop files and applications for activity-based desktop search.  ...  The desktop search tools provide powerful query capabilities and result presentation techniques. However, they do not take the user context into account.  ...  RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1.1 Data Acquisition. A first problem for activitybased desktop search design is data acquisition using implicit feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1390334.1390569 dblp:conf/sigir/Chernov08 fatcat:52ze224ddvh3ndrasnrp3p27tq

Context-aware Search for Personal Information Management Systems [chapter]

Jidong Chen, Wentao Wu, Hang Guo, Wei Wang
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining  
The model is learned from user's past access history and is used to predict user's current activity upon the submission of some keyword query.  ...  We observed that in desktop search, the semantics of keyword queries are often context-aware, i.e., they are related to the current activity state (e.g., writing a paper, navigating a website, etc.) of  ...  For instance, in [21] , clickthrough data is analyzed to learn user's preference over different semantics of the query.  ... 
doi:10.1137/1.9781611972825.61 dblp:conf/sdm/ChenWGW12 fatcat:dqndjbjit5gzddqp2fprlwltmu

Personalization as a service

Hang Guo, Jidong Chen, Wentao Wu, Wei Wang
2009 Proceeding of the first international workshop on Cloud data management - CloudDB '09  
The client side program records user activities on personal devices such as PC. Besides that, the user model is also computed on the client side to avoid server overhead.  ...  The cloud side program fetches the user model periodically and adjusts its results accordingly. We build a personalized cloud data search engine prototype to prove our idea.  ...  The model synchronizer serves cloud side services by executing their queries for user models. We implemented a cloud data search prototype as our case study.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1651263.1651265 dblp:conf/cikm/GuoCWW09 fatcat:s4rzrxu3pza6lib3y2wuthkfme

Characterizing and supporting cross-device search tasks

Yu Wang, Xiao Huang, Ryen W. White
2013 Proceedings of the sixth ACM international conference on Web search and data mining - WSDM '13  
We also develop learned models for predicting task resumption on the target device using behavioral, topical, geospatial, and temporal features.  ...  Little is known about the nature of cross-device search tasks, yet they represent an important opportunity for search engines to help their users, especially those on the target (post-switch) device.  ...  queries for Mobile-to-Desktop.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2433396.2433484 dblp:conf/wsdm/WangHW13 fatcat:nbeculfgyrdgvp42hqw2pqqe3q

Exploring Personal CoreSpace for DataSpace Management

Yukun Li, Xiaofeng Meng
2009 2009 Fifth International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grid  
Furthermore we design an ontology of PCS based on user behavior features, and propose a method to design facet search interfaces for users to explore PCS efficiently.  ...  With rapid increment of personal data amount, how to efficiently search Personal DataSpace(PDS) becomes an interesting and promising research topic.  ...  Of course, it is only an initial one based on personal desktop documents, if more data resources(Email, web pages, etc) are considered, it will have more dimensions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/skg.2009.46 dblp:conf/skg/LiM09 fatcat:kgvwbutlljbtdbji2czq73effu

Exploring and exploiting user search behavior on mobile and tablet devices to improve search relevance

Yang Song, Hao Ma, Hongning Wang, Kuansan Wang
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web - WWW '13  
From our data set, we reveal that there are significant differences between user search patterns in these three platforms, and therefore use the same ranking system is not an optimal solution for all of  ...  In this paper, we present a log-based study on user search behavior comparisons on three different platforms: desktop, mobile and tablet.  ...  Table 10 lists some example queries and their CTRs on knowledge base sites for mobile, tablet and desktop respectively.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2488388.2488493 dblp:conf/www/SongMWW13 fatcat:ntzkkutw6fckjcqpit5usdiiiq

Retrieval experiments using pseudo-desktop collections

Jinyoung Kim, W. Bruce Croft
2009 Proceeding of the 18th ACM conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '09  
, and that the query-likelihood language model is better for other document types.  ...  Desktop search is an important part of personal information management (PIM).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was supported in part by the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, in part by NSF grant #IIS-0707801, and NSF grant #IIS-0711348.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1645953.1646117 dblp:conf/cikm/KimC09 fatcat:2zmusj34tzc6ra5ico7qubcc2m

Beagle + + : Semantically Enhanced Searching and Ranking on the Desktop [chapter]

Paul-Alexandru Chirita, Stefania Costache, Wolfgang Nejdl, Raluca Paiu
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This prototype extracts and stores activity-based metadata explicitly as RDF annotations.  ...  Existing desktop search applications, trying to keep up with the rapidly increasing storage capacities of our hard disks, offer an incomplete solution for information retrieval.  ...  The random jump to an arbitrary resource from the data graph is modeled by the vector e.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11762256_27 fatcat:v4tk73upkzajbprks4uos275zm
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