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MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR THIRD YEAR SECOND SEMESTER SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SCIENCES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF INFORMATION SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SCIENCES COURSE CODE: INS 336 COURSE TITLE: SEARCHING AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL DATE: 11/7/2017 TIME: 11:00AM-1:00PM INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN SECTION “A” AND ANY TWO IN SECTION “B”. 1
SECTION A Question One a) Describe eight stages of the information retrieval. (4 Marks) b) Describe with examples the pattern of regional databases (African Index Medicus, African on Line ). What trend are shaping the trend of these databases (5 marks) c) What do you understand by Controlled vocabulary (3 marks) d) What is meant by an information retrieval system? Describe the components by reference to current operational system (4 marks) e) What are the basic components of an information retrieval system? Discuss how these components can be seen in a variety of different types of the

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