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Information filtering and information retrieval: two sides of the same coin?
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Information filtering systems are designed for unstructured or semistructured data, as opposed to database applications, which use very structured data. Expand
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Ask for Information Retrieval: Part I. Background and Theory
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We report the results of a British Library Research and Development Department‐funded design study for an interactive information retrieval system which will determine structural representations of the anomalous states of knowledge (ASKs) underlying information needs, and attempt to resolve the anomalies through a variety of retrieval strategies performed on a database of documents represented in compatible structural formats. Expand
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A faceted approach to conceptualizing tasks in information seeking
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The nature of the task that leads a person to engage in information interaction, as well as of information seeking and searching tasks, have been shown to influence individuals' information behavior. Expand
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Information Concepts for Information Science
  • N. Belkin
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • J. Documentation
  • 1978
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Information science, or informatics, has almost from its beginnings been characterized by a seemingly inordinate self‐consciousness, exemplified by concern with its status vis‐a‐vis other disciplines, with the significance of its objects of investigation and the goals of that investigation. Expand
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The cognitive viewpoint in information science
  • N. Belkin
  • Computer Science
  • J. Inf. Sci.
  • 1 February 1990
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The meaning of the cognitive view of information science is briefly summarized, and representative works which propose or use this viewpoint are reviewed. Expand
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Cognitive models and information transfer
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We study the role of the intermediary in the interaction between the user and the knowledge resource in information transfer, and propose a new model of how the intermediary can help the user in clarifying the problem and develop a representation of the problem. Expand
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A case for interaction: a study of interactive information retrieval behavior and effectiveness
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This study investigates the use and effectiveness of an ,advanced information retrieval (IR) system (INQUERY). Expand
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Combining the Evidence of Multiple Query Representations for Information Retrieval
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We report on two studies in the TREC-2 program that investigated the effect on retrieval performance of combination of multiple representations of TREC topics. Expand
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Braque: Design of an Interface to Support User Interaction in Information Retrieval
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We suggest that information retrieval is most appropriately considered as an inherently interactive process, and describe the design of an interface to a bibliographic information retrieval system that supports user interaction in an integrated fashion. Expand
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