Issues of Representation

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Issues of Representation IST616 Jian Qin
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How people search for information? To organize information for easy and effective retrieval, we have to understand users: What search tools do they use when searching for information? What queries do they use? What information do they look for?
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Scenarios of Use of Retrieval Tools Find all the novels written by John Grisham Who manufactures yard tools in the New England region? Who wrote critiques on the movie My Fair Lady? What research has been done in investigating the causes and cures for the West Nile disease?
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Use of information Queries from users: Request for a specific information object (e.g., a book, a music recording, a computer file) Request for a subject, i.e., intellectual content (e.g., gardening, lung cancer treatment, home schooling) Combination of both types of queries
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Use of information Ways of access to information pertinent to a query: Physical attributes of information objects: author,
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course IST 616 taught by Professor Qin during the Spring '05 term at Syracuse.

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