Robert N. Oddy

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An adaptive information retrieval system on the connection machine." Abstract This paper reports the state of development of PThomas, a network based document retrieval system implemented on a massively parallel fine-grained computer, the Connection Machine. The program is written in C*, an enhancement of the C programming language which exploits the(More)
This paper is an exploratory study of one approach to incorporating situational information into information retrieval systems, drawing on principles and methods of discourse linguistics. A tenet of discourse linguistics is that texts of a specific type possess a structure above the syntactic level, which follows conventions known to the people using such(More)
A conceptual framework for teaching online catalog use. The user's mental model of an information retrieval system: an experiment on a prototype online catalog. Borgman, C.L. (1986b) Why are online catalogs hard to use? Lessons learned from information retrieval studies. Retrieval by reformulation in two library catalogs: toward a cognitive model of(More)