On the Development of a Collaborative Search System

Sindunuraga Rikarno Putra, Kilian Grashoff, Felipe Moraes, Claudia Hauff

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Collaborative search is an active area of research in the IR community (and has been for many years)—despite this, there is a lack of open-source tools available to jump-start research in collaborative search. It is common for collaborative search researchers to implement their own tooling, leading to unnecessary duplicate engineering efforts. In this work, we describe the design process and challenges in implementing SearchX, an open-source collaborative search system, built using modern Web standards. SearchX implements essential features of collaborative search as found in the literature. In the design process, we focused on providing support for modern research needs (such as running crowdsourcing experiments and fast prototyping). We open-sourced SearchX https://github.com/felipemoraes/searchx-frontend (front-end) and https://github.com/felipemoraes/searchx-backend (back-end).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDESIRES 2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the First Biennial Conference on Design of Experimental Search Information Retrieval Systems
EditorsO. Alonso, G. Silvello
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventDESIRES 2018: First Biennial Conference on Design of Experimental Search and Information Retrieval Systems - Bertinoro, Italy
Duration: 28 Aug 201831 Aug 2018
Conference number: 1st


ConferenceDESIRES 2018


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