On the value of social collaboration for supporting complex search tasks
Abstract: Web search increasingly reflects complex problems grounded in the real-life world that require multiple search sessions. Exploratory and multi-aspect search tasks are the most common complex search settings. One appropriate framework allowing to tackle search complexity is social collaboration. Social collaborative search allows the gathering of users' complementary knowledge and skills that lead to the emergence of collective intelligence. The aim of this talk is to 1) outline the paradigm of social collaborative search, 2) give an overview and share some experiences we gained through our previous research investigations in the area of collaborative and social information retrival.