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Title: Tag-Based Metonymic Search in an Activity-Centric Aggregation Service
Authors: Muller, Michael J.
Geyer, Werner
Brownholtz, Beth
Dugan, Casey
Millen, David R.
Wilcox, Eric
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Springer, London
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 2007: Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 179-198
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: Knowledge workers often need to find, organize, and work with heterogeneous resources from diverse services, information stores, and repositories. This paper analyzes two problems that knowledge workers frequently encounter: difficulty in finding all relevant resources across diverse services, and difficulty in formulating and executing searches for resources related to their current activity-of-interest. The Malibu project explores solutions to these problems through a dynamic peripheral display that aggregates knowledge resources from multiple services to support activity-centric work. Of particular interest is the ability to select a knowledge resource and use it as a metonym (a proxy) for its social-tagging metadata in a tag-based search for related resources among heterogeneous services. We evaluated our solutions to these two problems through convergent analyses of quantitative (data log) and qualitative (interview and discussion data) data. Our partial successes show the strength of these new ideas, and indicate areas for future research.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/978-1-84800-031-5_10
ISBN: 978-1-84800-031-5
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Limerick, Ireland 24-28 September 2007
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