Accession Number:

ADA512739

Title:

Pitt@TREC08: An Initial Study of Collaborative Information Behavior in E-Discovery

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA SCHOOL OF INFO SCIENCES

Report Date:

2008-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The University of Pittsburgh team participated in the interactive task of Legal Track in TREC 2008. They designed an experiment to investigate the collaborative information behavior CIB of the group of people working on the e-discovery task provided by Legal Track in TREC 2008. Through the experiment, they identified three major characteristics of CIB in e-discovery 1 frequent communication is an essential component of CIB, 2 the division of labor is common in the collaborative task of e-discovery, and 3 it is important for collaborators to maintain an awareness of each others activities to make sure the collaboration goes well. Based on these insights, the team proposes a set of essential technologies and functions for retrieval systems that support CIB. Overall, collaborative information retrieval CIR systems should support the following collaborative information behaviors verbal communication, text exchanging, synchronous collaboration, and asynchronous collaboration.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE