Workshop on Task-based Information Search Systems
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This report provides a foundation for research on task-based search systems and also identifies many barriers, especially for academic researchers who do not have the tools to collect longitudinal, naturalistic data of people's online information seeking behaviors. Major themes of the workshop include the development of domain-neutral modeling techniques to represent tasks, task properties and task-related search behaviors and the identification of techniques and tools to evaluate task-based search systems. The most critical need identified was the development of task models; this was viewed as essential for addressing the challenges of tools and evaluation measures.