Information Retrieval and the Philosophy of Language

@article{Blair1992InformationRA,
  title={Information Retrieval and the Philosophy of Language},
  author={David C. Blair},
  journal={Comput. J.},
  year={1992},
  volume={35},
  pages={200-207}
}
This discussion takes the position that information retrieval systems are fundamentally linguistic in nature in essence, the languages of document representation and searching are dialects of natural language. Because of this, the discipline of the Philosophy of Language should have some bearing on the problems of document representation and search query formulation. The philosophies of Austin, Searle, Grice and Wittgenstein are briefly examined and their relevance to information retrieval… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 105 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 41 extracted citations

The quality and qualities of information

JASIST • 2013
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Obsolescence in subject description

Journal of Documentation • 2012
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Application and Evaluation of Science Model Driven Retrieval Services

philipp. schaer
2010
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

106 Citations

0510'94'99'05'11'17
Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 106 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 25 references

A definition of relevance for information retrieval

Information Storage and Retrieval • 1971
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Brute facts, institutional facts, and large-scale computerized information systems

D. C. Blair
Unpublished manuscript • 1991

Search exhaustivity and data base size as a framework for text retrieval systems

D. C. Blair
1991
View 1 Excerpt

Studies in the Way of Words

H. P. Grice
1989
View 2 Excerpts