Thursday, January 24, 17:30 - 19:00
Social Information Access: The Other Side of the Social Web
Modern Web, which is frequently called Social Web or Web 2.0,
celebrates the power of the user community. Most frequently it is
associated with the power of users as contributors or various kinds
of contents through Wikis, blogs, and resource sharing sites.
However, the community power impacts not only the production of Web
content, but also the access to all kinds of Web content. A number of
research groups worldwide work on social information access
techniques, which help users get to the right information using
"community wisdom" distilled from tracked actions of those who worked
with this information earlier. This talk provides and overview of
this research stream focusing on social search, social navigation,
and social visualization techniques.