May 19, 2022

New Research Paper: "Information Seeking: Convergence of Search, Recommendations and Advertising"

Access a full text paper from the Stanford Info Lab that has been accepted for publication in the Communications of the ACM

Title: Information Seeking: Convergence of Search, Recommendations and Advertising (2011)

Authors: Hector Garcia-Molina, Georgia Koutrika, and Aditya Parameswara

From the Introduction:

All of us are faced with a deluge of data”, in our workplaces and our homes: an ever-growing World Wide Web, digital books and magazines, photographs, blogs, tweets, emails, databases, activity logs, sensor streams, on-line videos, movies and music, and so on. Thus, one of the fundamental problems in Computer Science has become even more critical today: how to identify objects satisfying a user’s information need. The goal is to present to the user only information that is of interest and relevance, at the right place and time.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.