User interactions with everyday applications as context for just-in-time information access

Jay Budzik*, Kristian J Hammond

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Our central claim is that user interactions with everyday productivity applications (e.g., word processors, Web browsers, etc.) provide rich contextual information that can be leveraged to support just-in-time access to task-relevant information. We discuss the requirements for such systems, and develop a general architecture for systems of this type. As evidence for our claim, we present Watson, a system which gathers contextual information in the form of the text of the document the user is manipulating in order to proactively retrieve documents from distributed information repositories. We close by describing the results of several experiments with Watson, which show it consistently provides useful information to its users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages44-51
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventIUI-2000: International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jan 9 2000Jan 12 2000

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OtherIUI-2000: International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period1/9/001/12/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Budzik, J., & Hammond, K. J. (2000). User interactions with everyday applications as context for just-in-time information access. 44-51. Paper presented at IUI-2000: International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, New Orleans, LA, USA, .