Overview of the CLEF 2015 Social Book Search Lab

Koolen, Marijn; Bogers, Toine; Gäde, Maria; Hall, Mark; Huurdeman, Hugo; Kamps, Jaap; Skov, Mette; Toms, Elaine and Walsh, David (2015). Overview of the CLEF 2015 Social Book Search Lab. In: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction (Mothe, Josiane; Savoy, Jacques; Kamps, Jaap; Pinel-Sauvagnat, Karen; Jones, Gareth F; San Juan, Eric; Capellato, Linda and Ferro, Nicola eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham, pp. 545–564.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24027-5_51


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 recommendation based on profiles. The goal is to research and develop techniques to support users in complex book search tasks. The SBS Lab has two 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.

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