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  
The desktop search tools provide powerful query capabilities and result presentation techniques. However, they do not take the user context into account. We propose to exploit collected information about user activities with desktop files and applications for activity-based desktop search. When I prepare for a project review and type in a search box the name of a colleague, I expect to find her last deliverable draft, but not her email with a paper review or our joint conference presentation.
more » ... eally, the desktop search system should be able to infer my current task from the logs of my previous activities and present task-specific search results.
doi:10.1145/1390334.1390569 dblp:conf/sigir/Chernov08 fatcat:52ze224ddvh3ndrasnrp3p27tq