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March 26-28, 2007

Aikuchi: Marking-based Social Navigation System

Yuki Matsuoka, Ryuuki Sakamoto, Sadanori Ito, Hideaki Takeda and Kiyoshi Kogure

We propose a social navigation system called Aikuchi that enables users to link from a marked string in a web page to another web page and share it with others. Aikuchi highlights a marked string in the web page. It functions as a link anchor that includes two kinds of links: footprint links that users have linked from marked strings in web pages to other web pages and recommendation links suggested by the system based on four algorithms. Users can jump from the link anchor on the web page to other web pages. We presented the system at a conference. Based on analysis of user logs, users preferred footprint links to recommendation links. We found that sharing links that users attached from marked strings in web pages to other web pages is useful for social navigation.


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