Haystack: Per-User Information Environments
Eytan Adar, David Karger, and Lynn Andrea Stein

Traditional Information Retrieval (IR) systems are designed to provide uniform access to centralized corpora by large numbers of people. The Haystack project is an attempt to design a ``per-user'' information environment that manages the information a user owns in a more personal way, gathering data about how the user likes to arrange his information and using it to personalize the system, improving retrieval performance. This paper describes the prototype Haystack system.

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Adar, Eytan, David Karger, and Lynn Andrea Stein, "Haystack: Per-User Information Environments," CIKM 1999, November 2-6, Kansas City, MO.