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Social Search [chapter]

Peter Brusilovsky, Barry Smyth, Bracha Shapira
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Modern web search engines have evolved from their roots in information retrieval to developing new ways to cope with the unique nature of web search.  ...  The UCD community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters! (@ucd_oa) Some rights reserved.  ...  blog posts mentioning research papers could improve searching in academic search systems, such as Semantic Scholar 6 .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-90092-6_7 fatcat:ro6hjgwhgvgwrncakrpfv5brye

PHAROS - Personalizing Users' Experience in Audio-Visual Online Spaces

Raluca Paiu, Ling Chen, Claudiu S. Firan, Wolfgang Nejdl
2008 PersDB / PersDL  
We focus on building technologies, which bridge the gap between the availability of information (both in form of descriptions of content, such as annotations, and user interests and preferences) and the  ...  In PHAROS, we aim at exploiting the new and freely available data to improve users' online experience with respect to their interaction with new media.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was partially supported by the PHAROS project funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme (IST Contract No. 045035).  ... 
dblp:conf/persdb/PaiuCFN08 fatcat:tv2ijecmlfez3ipjmraxwgu6ou

Social annotations in web search

Aditi Muralidharan, Zoltan Gyongyi, Ed Chi
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '12  
We ask how to best present social annotations on search results, and attempt to find an answer through mixed-method eye-tracking and interview experiments.  ...  The key findings of our experiments indicate room for improvement. First, only certain social contacts are useful sources of information, depending on the search topic.  ...  Annotations from Knowledgeable Contacts Are Useful All participants said that annotations would be useful when they came from people whom searchers believed had good taste, knowledge or experience with  ... 
doi:10.1145/2207676.2208554 dblp:conf/chi/MuralidharanGC12 fatcat:npzw5lvdjzhybfwd7rcdselqgq

The Social Future of Web Search: Modeling, Exploiting, and Searching Collaboratively Generated Content

Eugene Agichtein, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Hongyuan Zha
2009 IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin  
We describe how this information can be incorporated into learning-based ranking methods for searching social media, and how CGC could be used to improve performance on key text mining and search tasks  ...  The resulting archives of both the content and the context of the interactions contain valuable information that is often not available elsewhere, and can be helpful for the development of novel ranking  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The first author acknowledges generous support from the Yahoo! Faculty grant, the Cisco "Improving the Human Network" program, and the Emory College Seed Fund.  ... 
dblp:journals/debu/AgichteinGZ09 fatcat:6xkzx5iatrfeveoj56j6nrcb4y

Enhancing user search experience in digital libraries with rotated latent semantic indexing

Serhiy Polyakov
2015 Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
A new instrument was developed for this study and the experiment showed high reliability of the measurement scales and confirmed the construct validity.  ...  The experimental systems that utilize those topical labels were built for the purposes of evaluating user satisfaction with the search process.  ...  With the results emerging from the analysis, the study tested the hypotheses allowing me to draw conclusions about relationships among variables expressed in the model.  ... 
doi:10.1002/pra2.2015.1450520100145 dblp:conf/asist/Polyakov15 fatcat:4aehzkid4zggdjsssqm3nt6cvu

Exploratory Professional Search through Semantic Post-Analysis of Search Results [chapter]

Pavlos Fafalios, Yannis Tzitzikas
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this article, apart from detailing the steps of this process, we present applications of this approach in the marine domain and in the domain of patent search. 1 Faceted search is a technique for accessing  ...  that is based on semantic post-analysis of the classical search results (of keyword based queries).  ...  From an information integration perspective, we can say that entity names are used as the "glue" for automatically connecting documents with data (and knowledge).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12511-4_9 fatcat:xaprsqtxabhlddurfhmi5fspga

News vertical search using user-generated content

Richard McCreadie
2012 SIGIR Forum  
From the perspective of a news vertical, event detection is an important topic, since the search engine requires knowledge of emerging events to be able to identify news-related queries about them.  ...  representation from our blog stream experiments.  ...  In effect, the story representation acts as the bridge between the story and the blog posts relating to it. However, there are many different possible representations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2492189.2492202 fatcat:wuha3gotmnffnbqhrdltooys5m

Immediate search in the IDE as an example of socio-technical congruence in search-driven development

Adrian Kuhn
2010 Proceedings of 2010 ICSE Workshop on Search-driven Development: Users, Infrastructure, Tools and Evaluation - SUITE '10  
We present how immediate search results lead to a user experience of code browsing rather than one of waiting for and clicking through search results.  ...  Eventually we conclude with remarks on the sociotechnical congruence of search-driven development.  ...  We thank Niko Schwarz for his feedback and comments, and we thank the members of the Pharo mailing list for their help with Smalltalk and its search features.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1809175.1809182 dblp:conf/icse-suite/Kuhn10 fatcat:32dntfi3iraxthz3azwp4qviua

Identifying the influential bloggers in a community

Nitin Agarwal, Huan Liu, Lei Tang, Philip S. Yu
2008 Proceedings of the international conference on Web search and web data mining - WSDM '08  
To illustrate these issues, we conduct experiments with data from a real-world blog site, evaluate multi-facets of the problem of identifying influential bloggers, and discuss unique challenges.  ...  Bloggers write blog posts, share their likes and dislikes, voice their opinions, provide suggestions, report news, and form groups in Blogosphere.  ...  To our best knowledge, our effort is the first attempt to find influential bloggers. Hence, there are no available blog data sets for the purposes of our experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1341531.1341559 dblp:conf/wsdm/AgarwalLTY08 fatcat:wqiiog3gqffjno6ywgf6j4wmuy

Exploiting Social Ties for Search and Recommendation in Online Social Networks - Challenges and Chances

Kerstin Bischoff
2010 Workshop Grundlagen von Datenbanken  
They form new (indirect) connections by reading and adopting from other peoples' blogs or tweets.  ...  The goal is to explore and exploit relational ties in a way to enable the mining of useful knowledge and effective information propagation/diffusion.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was partially supported by the GLOCAL project funded by the European Commission (Contract No. 248984).  ... 
dblp:conf/gvd/Bischoff10 fatcat:335rvtczzjd2diketp3ajml3si

Improving Search and Information Credibility Analysis from Interaction between Web1.0 and Web2.0 Content

Katsumi Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura, Hiroaki Ohshima, Yusuke Yamamoto, Yusuke Yanbe, Makoto Kato
2010 Journal of Software  
Conventional Web search engines still suffer from a low precision/recall ratio, especially for searching multimedia content (images, videos etc.).  ...  We propose and describe a concept of enhancing the search performance of conventional Web search engines and analyzing information credibility of Web information using the interaction between Web1.0 and  ...  ), the MEXT Global COE Program entitled "Informatics Education and Research Center for Knowledge-Circulating Society", and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Information  ... 
doi:10.4304/jsw.5.2.154-159 fatcat:hf2vjncl65c7fnclgbhvzoej6y

Collaborative web search in context

Ryan Kelly, Stephen J. Payne
2014 Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing - CSCW '14  
However, the use of these tools has not been studied outside of the laboratory, and as collaborative search becomes increasingly commonplace in everyday life, there is a need to understand whether the  ...  In the present study, we deployed two collaborative search tools to pairs of searchers with genuine information needs.  ...  However, many new codes also emerged, indicating to us that the results had novelty beyond current knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2531602.2531617 dblp:conf/cscw/KellyP14 fatcat:4nisztojmrhojnibs3cvdu6xpa

A Experiment in Hybrid Open-Access Online Scholarly Publishing: Regenerations

Susan Brown, Linda Cameron, Mihaela Ilovan, Olga Ivanova, Ruth Knechtel, Andrew MacDonald Andrew MacDonald, Brent Nelson, Stan Ruecker, Stéfan Sinclair, INKE Research Group
2016 Scholarly and Research Communication  
of Contexts interface; and 3) a report on the hybrid production process of a particular online text, Regenerations.Conclusion and implications: Regenerations could only have emerged from a collaboration  ...  The history of reading, writing, and the dissemination of technology is one of epochal change, and each transition – indeed the history of the book – is marked by hybridity.  ...  , in the words of a blog post from the GC Digital Scholarship Lab (2013): the debut of a custom-built social reading platform.  ... 
doi:10.22230/src.2016v7n2/3a261 fatcat:4vvmgxycrjhfhfo47fpkfitk2u

Beyond quality and accessibility: Source selection in consumer health information searching

Yan Zhang
2014 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
To fill this gap, guided by decision-making theories and the cognitive perspective to information search, we interviewed 30 participants about their reasons for using a wide range of sources for health  ...  In addition, about a dozen criteria that mediate the influence of the factors on source-selection decisions were identified, including accessibility, quality, usability, interactivity, relevance, usefulness  ...  The platform emerged as a distinct influencing factor with the emergence of social media (e.g., blogs, Wikis, and SNSs).  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.23023 fatcat:4ukr47mba5e7tg356c4mcfts6m

Seed selection for domain-specific search

Pattisapu Nikhil Priyatam, Ajay Dubey, Krish Perumal, Sai Praneeth, Dharmesh Kakadia, Vasudeva Varma
2014 Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '14 Companion  
The last two decades have witnessed an exponential rise in web content from a plethora of domains, which has necessitated the use of domain-specific search engines.  ...  Most of the existing approaches rely on manual effort for seed selection. In this work we automate this process using URLs posted on Twitter.  ...  [9] show that mining tweets can provide access to emerging topics and breaking events.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2567948.2579216 dblp:conf/www/PriyatamDPPKV14 fatcat:jwbsrmxlvrcrbilaqx56dssd6i
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