Tangible Interface for Collaborative Information Retrieval

Blackwell, Alan F, Stringer, Mark, Toye, Eleanor F and Rode, Jennifer A (2004) Tangible Interface for Collaborative Information Retrieval. In: CHI 2004: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 24-29 April, 2004., Vienna, Austria..

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Most information retrieval (IR) interfaces are designed for a single user working with a dedicated interface. We present a system in which the IR interface has been fully integrated into a collaborative context of discussion or debate relating to the query topic. By using a tangible user interface, we support multiple users interacting simultaneously to refine the query. Integration with more powerful back-end query processing is still in progress, but we have already been able to evaluate the prototype interface in a real context of use, and confirmed that it can improve relevance rankings compared to single-user dedicated search engines such as Google.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:17
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 14:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25206
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