Overview of the CLEF 2016 social book search lab

Marijn Koolen*, Toine Bogers, Maria Gäde, Mark Hall, Iris Hendrickx, Hugo Huurdeman, Jaap Kamps, Mette Skov, Suzan Verberne, David Walsh

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The Social Book Search (SBS) Lab investigates book search in scenarios where users search with more than just a query, and look for more than objective metadata. Real-world information needs are generally complex, yet almost all research focuses instead on either relatively simple search based on queries, or on profile-based recommendation. The goal is to research and develop techniques to support users in complex book search tasks. The SBS Lab has three tracks. The aim of the Suggestion Track is to develop test collections for evaluating ranking effectiveness of book retrieval and recommender systems. The aim of the Interactive Track is to develop user interfaces that support users through each stage during complex search tasks and to investigate how users exploit professional metadata and user-generated content. The Mining Track focuses on detecting and linking book titles in online book discussion forums, as well as detecting book search research in forum posts for automatic book recommendation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction - 7th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2016, Proceedings
EditorsBirger Larsen, Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, Krisztian Balog, Craig Macdonald, Paulo Quaresma, Teresa Gonçalves
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783319445632
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016
Event7th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2016 - Evora, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sept 20168 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9822 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2016


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