Report on the SIGIR workshop on "entertain me": supporting complex search tasks

@article{Belkin2011ReportOT,
  title={Report on the SIGIR workshop on "entertain me": supporting complex search tasks},
  author={Nicholas J. Belkin and Charles L. A. Clarke and Ning Gao and Jaap Kamps and Jussi Karlgren},
  journal={SIGIR Forum},
  year={2011},
  volume={45},
  pages={51-59}
}
Searchers with a complex information need typically slice-and-dice their problem into several queries and subqueries, and laboriously combine the answers post hoc to solve their tasks. Consider planning a social event at the last day of SIGIR, in the unknown city of Beijing, factoring in distances, timing, and preferences on budget, cuisine, and entertainment. A system supporting the entire search episode should "know" a lot, either from profiles or implicit information, or from explicit… CONTINUE READING

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