Workshop of the 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
Organised by David Elsweiler Gareth J.F. Jones Liadh Kelly Jaime Teevan
These proceedings contain details on the invited talks and the papers presented at the SIGIR 2010 Workshop on Desktop Search (Understanding, Supporting, and Evaluating Personal Data Search), Geneva, Switzerland, 23 July, 2010. Despite recent research interest, desktop search is under-explored compared to other search domains such as the web, semi-structured data, or flat text. Even with the availability of several new desktop search tools, users are more successful finding information through browsing their personal collections and subsequently show preference for this approach. Problems with existing desktop search tools include performance issues, an overreliance on good query formulation, and a failure to fit within the user’s work flow or the user’s mental model. As the available storage for desktop collections becomes cheaper and more plentiful and new media types continue to appear, the size and types of items stored in personal collections is growing rapidly. The need for effective methods to integrate the interaction experience between different information types is becoming ever more pressing. The aim of this workshop is to bring together people interested in desktop search with the goal of fostering collaborations and addressing the challenges faced in this area. We would like to thank ACM and SIGIR for hosting the workshop. Thanks also go to the program committee, invited...