Collaborative Information Retrieval in an information-intensive domain

Hansen, Preben and Järvelin, Kalervo (2005) Collaborative Information Retrieval in an information-intensive domain. Information Processing and Management, 41 (5). pp. 1101-1119.

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In this article we investigate the expressions of collaborative activities within information seeking and retrieval processes (IS&R). Generally, information seeking and retrieval is regarded as an individual and isolated process in IR research. We assume that an IS&R situation is not merely an individual effort, but inherently involves various collaborative activities. We present empirical results from a real-life and information-intensive setting within the patent domain, showing that the patent task performance process involves highly collaborative aspects throughout the stages of the information seeking and retrieval process. Furthermore, we show that these activities may be categorized and related to different stages in an information seeking and retrieval process. Therefore, the assumption that information retrieval performance is purely individual needs to be reconsidered. Finally, we also propose a refined IR framework involving collaborative aspects.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Collaborative Information Retrieval; Work-tasks; Information Seeking; Task Performance Process
ID Code:120
Deposited By:Userware Researcher
Deposited On:10 Nov 2005
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