J4 ›› 2011, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (5): 9-15.

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A survey of collaborative Web search

SUN Jing-yu,  CHEN Jun-jie,  YU Xue-li,  LI Xian-hua   

  1. College of Computer Science and Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, Shanxi, China
  • Received:2010-12-06 Published:2011-05-25


Current research about collaborative Web search is still in the exploratory stage,and the research questions and directions are not clear. A review is given to explain how a collaborative Web search arises and how to classify it. Then some current theories and practice of the collaborative Web search systems are summarized. Finally, problems and shortcomings of current research are pointed out and future research directions are proposed.

Key words: collaborative Web search; information retrieval; CSCW; collaborative intelligence

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