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Collaborative Information Seeking
March 2009 (vol. 42 no. 3)
pp. 47-51
Gene Golovchinsky, FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Pernilla Qvarfordt, FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Jeremy Pickens, FX Palo Alto Laboratory
An examination of the roles and dimensions of collaborative search reveals new opportunities for information-seeking support tools.

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Index Terms:
information-seeking support systems, search
Citation:
Gene Golovchinsky, Pernilla Qvarfordt, Jeremy Pickens, "Collaborative Information Seeking," Computer, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 47-51, March 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.73
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