Rinat Khoussainov

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Today’s email clients were designed for yesterday’s email. Originally, email was merely a communication medium. Today, people engage in a variety of complex behaviours using email, such as project management, collaboration, meeting scheduling, to-do tracking, etc. Our goal is to develop automated techniques to help people manage complex activities or tasks(More)
Our use of ordinary desktop applications (such as email, Web, calendars) is often a manifestation of the activities with which we are engaged (Moran, Cozzi, & Farrell 2005). Planning a conference trip involves sending travel expense forms, and visits to airline and hotel sites. Renovating a kitchen involves sketches, product specifications, emails with the(More)
The predominant Web search model attempts to use multiple computers under centralised management to act as one search engine for the entire Web. As the quantity of online information increases, systems based on this model become prohibitively expensive for all but the largest organisations. We advocate the use of distributed search architectures where(More)
Distributed search systems are an emerging phenomenon in Web search, in which independent topic-specific search engines provide search services, and metasearchers distribute user’s queries to only the most suitable search engines. Previous research has investigated methods for engine selection and merging of search results (i.e. performance improvements(More)
In our previous works, we advocated the use of distributed search architectures where multiple independently owned and managed topic-specific search engines act as one search system. This approach has significant advantages over the currently predominant centralised Web search model, including low market entry cost for individual search providers and the(More)