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Exploring Web Browsing Context for Collaborative Question Answering
 

Summary: Exploring Web Browsing Context
for Collaborative Question Answering
Qiaoling Liu
Emory University
qiaoling.liu@emory.edu
Yandong Liu*
Carnegie Mellon University
yandongl@cs.cmu.edu
Eugene Agichtein
Emory University
eugene@mathcs.emory.edu
ABSTRACT
Collaborative Question Answering (CQA) sites such as Yahoo!
Answers and recent real-time CQA sites such as Aardvark, provide
a promising approach for information seeking. Yet, the behavior of
the answerers, especially the factors influencing the quality and
timeliness of the answers, are not well understood. We hypothesize
that the information context of the answerer at the time a question is
received is an important factor in the effectiveness of CQA systems.
As a first step in exploring this hypothesis, our study shows that the

  

Source: Agichtein, Eugene - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences