13.04.2014 | Workshop

Workshop on Gamification for Information Retrieval

April 13, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gamification is the application of game mechanics such as leaderboards, badges or achievement points in non-gaming environments. The goal is to achieve more accurate work, better retention rates, and a more cost-effective solution by relating motivations for participating as more intrinsic than conventional methods. Gamification has recently emerged as a major research area, however its adoption in Information Retrieval (IR) is still in its infancy despite the fact that there are many IR tasks that could potentially benefit from gamification techniques including the manual annotation of documents in IR evaluation, the participation in user studies to study interactive IR challenges, and the move from single-user search to social search.

This workshop intends to narrow down and focus on the challenges and opportunities that gamification can present for the IR community. We aim to bring together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of areas including information retrieval, human-computer interaction, computer games, and natural language processing.

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