An Introduction to Algorithmic and Cognitive Approaches for Information Retrieval

An Introduction to Algorithmic and Cognitive Approaches for Information Retrieval Ulm 1995: vol. 45, />/>. 160-177 Printed in Denmark. All righte reservcd. Copyright ©Munksgaard 1995 Libri ISSN0024-2667 PETER INGWERSEN AND PETER WILLETT This paper provides an over-view of two, complementary approaches to the design and Implementation of Information retrieval Systems. The first approach focuses on the algorithms and data structures that are needed to maximise the effectiveness and the efficiency of the searches that can be carried out on text databases, while the second adopts a cognitive approach that focuses on the role of the user and of the knowledge spurces involved in Information retrieval. The paper argues for an holistic view of Information retrieval that is capable of encompassing both of these approaches. 1. Introduction The subject of Information retrieval, or IR, involves the development of Computer Systems for the storage and retrieval of (predominantly) textual Information. IR techniques were initially developed for the retrieval of references to documents from bibliögraphic databases, and the discussion that follows assumes this form of textual Information. However, the techniques that have been developed for searching bibliögraphic databases are equally applicable to any sort of textual Information, such äs reports of meetings, legal contracts, newswire stories, film scripts, technical manuals and, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Libri - International Journal of Libraries and Information Services de Gruyter

An Introduction to Algorithmic and Cognitive Approaches for Information Retrieval

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de Gruyter
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Copyright © 2009 Walter de Gruyter
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0024-2667
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1865-8423
DOI
10.1515/libr.1995.45.3-4.160
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Ulm 1995: vol. 45, />/>. 160-177 Printed in Denmark. All righte reservcd. Copyright ©Munksgaard 1995 Libri ISSN0024-2667 PETER INGWERSEN AND PETER WILLETT This paper provides an over-view of two, complementary approaches to the design and Implementation of Information retrieval Systems. The first approach focuses on the algorithms and data structures that are needed to maximise the effectiveness and the efficiency of the searches that can be carried out on text databases, while the second adopts a cognitive approach that focuses on the role of the user and of the knowledge spurces involved in Information retrieval. The paper argues for an holistic view of Information retrieval that is capable of encompassing both of these approaches. 1. Introduction The subject of Information retrieval, or IR, involves the development of Computer Systems for the storage and retrieval of (predominantly) textual Information. IR techniques were initially developed for the retrieval of references to documents from bibliögraphic databases, and the discussion that follows assumes this form of textual Information. However, the techniques that have been developed for searching bibliögraphic databases are equally applicable to any sort of textual Information, such äs reports of meetings, legal contracts, newswire stories, film scripts, technical manuals and,

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Published: Jan 1, 1995

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