Social information access for the rest of us : an exploration of social YouTube

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Title: Social information access for the rest of us : an exploration of social YouTube
Authors: Coyle, Maurice
Freyne, Jill
Brusilovsky, Peter
Smyth, Barry
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1136
Date: 2008
Abstract: The motivation behind many Information Retrieval systems is to identify and present relevant information to people given their current goals and needs. Learning about user preferences and access patterns recent technologies make it possible to model user information needs and adapt services to meet these needs. In previous work we have presented ASSIST, a general-purpose platform which incorporates various types of social support into existing information access systems and reported on our deployment experience in a highly goal driven environment (ACM Digital Library). In this work we present our experiences in applying ASSIST to a domain where goals are less focused and where casual exploration is more dominant; YouTube. We present a general study of YouTube access patterns and detail how the ASSIST architecture affected the access patterns of users in this domain.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Springer
Copyright (published version): Springer Verlag 2008
Subject LCSH: YouTube (Electronic resource)
Information retrieval--Computer programs
Information behavior
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-70987-9_12
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Nejdl, W. et al (eds.). Adaptive hypermedia and adaptive web-based systems : 5th International Conference, AH 2008 Hannover, Germany, July 29 – August 1, 2008 : proceedings
Conference Details: Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH '08), Hannover, Germany, July 29 – August 1, 2008
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
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