I don't think we've met: Encouraging collaboration via topic-based search

Thomas S. Methven, Stefano Padilla, Mike J. Chantler

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Abstract

We present PaperPilot1 (bit.ly/paperpilot) a new tool which performs smart collaborator search using research concepts automatically extracted from the CSCW domain, as characterized by 5,516 papers taken from four conferences in the area. PaperPilot infers how a paragraph of text (say an abstract or news article) relates to these research concepts and uses this information to retrieve the 100 most similar papers and identify the most relevant topic for each. These topics can be used both to obtain a quick overview of the papers and as an ice breaker for opening conversations with potential collaborators. To ensure the smart collaborator search is relevant to CSCW 2015 attendees, all accepted papers and authors will also be included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW'15 Companion Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages29-32
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2946-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event18th ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 Mar 201518 Mar 2015

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
Abbreviated titleCSCW 2015
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period14/03/1518/03/15

Keywords

  • Authors
  • Break the ice
  • Collaboration
  • Icebreaker
  • Natural language processing
  • Topic modelling
  • Topic-based search
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Methven, T. S., Padilla, S., & Chantler, M. J. (2015). I don't think we've met: Encouraging collaboration via topic-based search. In CSCW'15 Companion Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 29-32). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2685553.2702678