Polyrepresentation of Information Needs and Semantic Entities: Elements of a Cognitive Theory for Information Retrieval Interaction

@inproceedings{Ingwersen1994PolyrepresentationOI,
  title={Polyrepresentation of Information Needs and Semantic Entities: Elements of a Cognitive Theory for Information Retrieval Interaction},
  author={Peter Ingwersen},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={1994}
}
The paper outlines the principles underlying the theory of polyrepresentation applied to the user’s cognitive space and the information space of IR systems, set in a cognitive framework. By means of polyrepresentation it is suggested to represent the current user’s information need, problem state, and domain work task or interest in a structure of causality as well as to embody semantic full-text entities by means of the principle of ‘intentional redundancy’. In IR systems this principle… CONTINUE READING
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