TOWARD SOCIAL SEARCH - From Explicit to Implicit Collaboration to Predict Users’ Interests

Luca Longo, Barrett Stephen, Pierpaolo Dondio

Abstract

The concept of social search has been acquiring importance in the WWW as large-scale collaborative computing environments have become feasible.This field focuses on the reader’s perspective in order to assign relevance and trustworthiness to web pages. Although current web searching technologies tend to rely on explicit human recommendations, these techniques are hard to scale as feedback is hard to obtain. Implicit feedback techniques, on the other hand, can collect data indirectly. The challenge is in producing implicit web-rankings by reasoning over users’ activity during a web-search without recourse to explicit human interventions. This paper presents a comparison between explicit and implicit users’ feedbacks upon web pages. An experiment, involving 25 volunteers explicitly evaluating the usefulness of 12 thematic web-sites, was performed implicitly gathering their web browsing activity. The results obtained prove the existence of a strong correlation between explicit judgments and generated implicit feedbacks.

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Longo L., Stephen B. and Dondio P. (2009). TOWARD SOCIAL SEARCH - From Explicit to Implicit Collaboration to Predict Users’ Interests . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-81-4, pages 684-687. DOI: 10.5220/0001841406840687


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist09,
author={Luca Longo and Barrett Stephen and Pierpaolo Dondio},
title={TOWARD SOCIAL SEARCH - From Explicit to Implicit Collaboration to Predict Users’ Interests},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2009},
pages={684-687},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001841406840687},
isbn={978-989-8111-81-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - TOWARD SOCIAL SEARCH - From Explicit to Implicit Collaboration to Predict Users’ Interests
SN - 978-989-8111-81-4
AU - Longo L.
AU - Stephen B.
AU - Dondio P.
PY - 2009
SP - 684
EP - 687
DO - 10.5220/0001841406840687