Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-543-6.ch001
Title: Collaborating to search effectively in different searcher modes through cues and specialty search
Authors: Agarwal, N.K. 
Poo, D.C.C.
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Agarwal, N.K.,Poo, D.C.C. (2007). Collaborating to search effectively in different searcher modes through cues and specialty search. Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively : 1-30. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-543-6.ch001
Abstract: Searchers generally have difficulty searching into knowledge repositories because of the quantity of data involved and because search mechanisms are not tailored to the differing needs of the searcher at different points in time. Also, every searcher generally searches alone without taking into account other users with similar search needs or experience. While the Internet may have contributed to information overload, the connectivity it has provides the potential to different searchers to collaborate when looking for information. In this chapter, we: (1) review concepts related to social information retrieval and existing collaborative mechanisms, (2) discuss two collaborative mechanisms-cues and specialty search, and (3) see cues and specialty search in the context of the changing needs of a searcher in one of four modes. A case study of an online portal for the Singapore education community is used to show how collaboration could enhance learning and search efficacy. © 2008, IGI Global.
Source Title: Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/78451
ISBN: 9781599045436
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-543-6.ch001
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