A Testbed for Proactive Information Retrieval.
Miikka Miettinen, Ville Tuulos and Petri Myllymäki
In: Workshop on Context Awareness for Proactive Systems (CAPS 2005), 16-17 June 2005, Helsinki, Finland.
In this paper we present our view of proactive information
retrieval as a complementary interface to an index-based search engine.
Relying on its global view of the available contents, the system would
identify semantic relations between disparate sources of information, and
provide the user with improved awareness of the available opportunities
and alternatives. We outline functional requirements for the system, and
propose some initial steps towards implementing it in practice. We de-
scribe our testbed, which enables us to evaluate the performance of alter-
native implementations instantaneously. We also compare and contrast
our approach to some previous work.