FXPAL Collaborative Exploratory Video Search System


This paper describes FXPAL’s collaborative, exploratory
interactive video search application. We introduce a new
approach to information retrieval: algorithmic mediation in
support of intentional, synchronous collaborative exploratory
search. Using our system, two or more users with a common
information need search together, simultaneously. The
collaborative system provides tools, user interfaces and, most
importantly, algorithmically-mediated retrieval to focus, enhance
and augment the team’s search and communication activities.