Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Living Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Social Web Search

  • Maryam ShoaranEmail author
  • Alex Thomo
  • Jens Weber
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_261-1



Social Media

Online systems with high public participation and interaction rate

User Metadata

Data created as the result of user interactions in an information space

Socially Enhanced Search

Quality-improved search resulting from employing user metadata


Adjustment of a system or process to fit user preferences


Collection of interconnected Web logs

Facebook Graph Search

Information lookup in the Facebook graph-structured data

Collaborative Filtering

Discovery of new knowledge and patterns through filtering data produced by collaboration between different individuals


Social search is an online search process that employs user-generated data and user-user relationships produced by social systems including bookmarking sites, Web forums, social networks, and blogs to discover the best matching content to user queries in an information space. This is...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechatronics, School of Engineering-Emerging TechnologiesUniversity of TabrizTabrizIran
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • Przemysław Kazienko
    • 1
  • Jaroslaw Jankowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Management, Institute of InformaticsWrocław University of TechnologyWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyWest Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland