Trust-Enhanced Peer-to-Peer Collaborative Web Search
Source: University College Dublin
People spend a lot of the time online using web search services, but even the leading search engines frequently fail to deliver relevant results for the vague queries that are commonplace among today's web searchers. Interestingly, when people look at the search patterns of link-minded searchers (perhaps friends or colleagues) people do find considerable overlap between their queries and result-selections. This motivates a more collaborative approach to web search, one in which the past search experiences of friends and colleagues can be used to usefully influence the new searches.