Research Talk "Professional Search in Context"


Allan Hanbury 

Date/Time: 17.01.2024, 12:00 

Location: D2.2.094 


Search, or Information Retrieval, is well-known through its ubiquitous implementation in the form of web search. An aspect that is less widely known is Professional Search, which is search undertaken by paid professionals as part of their work tasks. It has specific characteristics such as fewer documents to index, fewer user interaction data, a requirement for explainability and often a "tradition" in how the search is done. This talk will present some professional search projects that we are working on in the legal, humanities and medical domains. After highlighting the differences between web search and professional search, I present work being done to unify the concept of work task across domains.

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