Collaborative Search

Collective intelligence, the shard knowledge within a group, is a central theme of web 2.0 and has become extremely popular with resources like Wikipedia and Yahoo Answers. Also on Twitter: asking a question and tagging it appropriately will often get a sufficient response. Group intelligence can not just be used for generating data, but also searching for it. Pascal Schrafl, a student at the University of Liverpool, and a good friend, is currently researching the topic of collaborative search. His goal is to optimize search results based on the previous behavior of peers. His research will start in January and last two weeks. The tests will be held in german, I urge any speakers of the language to participate. Visit the CollabSearch research project page to sign up.