How Searching in public versus re-finding in private: are they the same?

Azrina Kamaruddin (with Alan Dix supervisor)
Computing Department, InfoLab21, Lancaster University, UK
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Azrina's Doctoral Consortium submission at OZCHI2005, Canberra, Australia

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My work is set within the area of personal information management (PIM). More particularly, I am interested in the process of re-finding and the emotional aspect of this. Here the term re-finding is the process where resources, such as web pages, that have previously been seen by a user are later retrieved. Whereas the original process of finding the resources often occurs in the public domain (e.g. WWW), the process of re-finding often uses private collection such as bookmarks. The research will investigate the experienced and novice users. We feel that these two types of users employed different strategy and approach in achieving their information target. We would like to bridge the gap between these two users by having a generic model which both users can benefit from it.


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Full reference:

A. Kamaruddin (2005). Searching in public versus re-finding in private: are they the same? Doctoral Consortium of ACM International Conference Proceedings Series; Vol. 122, Proceedings of the 19th conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group(CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction: citizens online:considerations for today and the future (OZCHI2005) , Canberra, Australia.

Alan Dix 18/2/2007