Towards quantifying the impact of non-uniform information access in collaborative information retrieval

Nyi Nyi Htun, Martin Halvey, Lynne Baillie

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Abstract

The majority of research into Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR) has assumed a uniformity of information access and visibility between collaborators. However in a number of real world scenarios, information access is not uniform between all collaborators in a team e.g. security, health etc. This can be referred to as Multi-Level Collaborative Information Retrieval (MLCIR). To the best of our knowledge, there has not yet been any systematic investigation of the effect of MLCIR on search outcomes. To address this shortcoming, in this paper, we present the results of a simulated evaluation conducted over 4 different non-uniform information access scenarios and 3 different collaborative search strategies. Results indicate that there is some tolerance to removing access to the collection and that there may not always be a negative impact on performance. We also highlight how different access scenarios and search strategies impact on search outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 38th Annual ACM Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSIGIR 2015
Place of PublicationNew York
Pages843-846
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
EventThe 38th Annual ACM Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval Conference - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 9 Aug 201513 Aug 2015

Conference

ConferenceThe 38th Annual ACM Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval Conference
CountryChile
CitySantiago
Period9/08/1513/08/15

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Keywords

  • collaborative information retrieval
  • multi-level collaborative information retrieval
  • search strategies
  • effectiveness measures

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Htun, N. N., Halvey, M., & Baillie, L. (2015). Towards quantifying the impact of non-uniform information access in collaborative information retrieval. In The 38th Annual ACM Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval Conference: SIGIR 2015 (pp. 843-846). New York. https://doi.org/10.1145/2766462.2767779