Information search relevance is a key challenge for information systems researchers. We propose a framework for development of a new architecture for search, collaborative indexing, employing the collaborative thinking of informed individuals to develop indices. Creator circles of individuals will mark pages of relevance to a topic, or pages that usefully answer questions, through interaction with their web browser. These marked pages will create and continuously add to a domain specific search index. Through searches of this index by members of the creator circles, other members of the organization, or the public, we propose the results returned will have greater relevance and usefulness in finding information, collaborative learning, and collaborative problem solving.
Owens, John, "Collaborative Indexing as a Framework for Search and Knowledge Management" (2005). AMCIS 2005 Proceedings. 375.