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A System for Co-located Collaborative Web Search Saleema Amershi
 

Summary: CoSearch:
A System for Co-located Collaborative Web Search
Saleema Amershi
Computer Science & Engineering
DUB Group, University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
samershi@cs.washington.edu
Meredith Ringel Morris
Microsoft Research
Redmond, WA, USA
merrie@microsoft.com
ABSTRACT
Web search is often viewed as a solitary task; however,
there are many situations in which groups of people gather
around a single computer to jointly search for information
online. We present the findings of interviews with teachers,
librarians, and developing world researchers that provide
details about users' collaborative search habits in shared-
computer settings, revealing several limitations of this
practice. We then introduce CoSearch, a system we

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences