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    DescriptionInformation retrieval (IR) is a complex human activity supported by sophisticated systems. Information science has contributed much to the design and evaluation of previous generations of IR system development and to our general understanding of how such systems should be designed and yet, due to the increasing success and diversity of IR systems, many recent textbooks concentrate on IR systems themselves and ignore the human side of searching for information. This book is the first text to provide an information science perspective on IR. Unique in its scope, the book covers the whole spectrum of information retrieval, including: * history and background * information behaviour and seeking * task-based information searching and retrieval * approaches to investigating information interaction and * behaviour * information representation * access models * evaluation * interfaces for IR * interactive techniques * web retrieval, ranking and personalization * recommendation, collaboration and social search * multimedia: interfaces and access. Readership: Senior undergraduates and masters' level students of all information and library studies courses and practising LIS professionals who need to better appreciate how IR systems are designed, implemented and evaluated.


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    Title
    Interactive Information-seeking Behaviour and Retrieval
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Ian Ruthven, Edited by Diane Kelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781856047074
    ISBN 10: 1856047075
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: GL
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 025.04
    BISAC V2.8: COM032000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    LC classification: T
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC E4L: LIB
    B&T General Subject: 229
    Abridged Dewey: 004
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM030000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: GL, UKS, UNH
    Publisher
    Facet Publishing
    Imprint name
    Facet Publishing
    Publication date
    23 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ian Ruthven is Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Strathclyde. Diane Kelly is Assistant Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina.
    Review quote
    "This book is a must if one is a student or researcher new to information science and, in particular, to information retrieval (IR) interaction and multimedia research." -- Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology "This is an interesting collection that deserves to be adopted as a key text within information science courses. Award-winning, internationally renowned editors have enticed a number of experts, some with industry experience, to provide high-quality contributions. The solid chapters discussing core fields that make up its coverage - information seeking, information behaviour,information retrieval - assure its place on reading lists. The editors have ensured new developments receive attention but not at the expense of the essentials of the fields." -- Journal of Information Literacy
    Table of contents
    Foreword - Tefko Saracevic 1. Interactive information retrieval: history and background - Colleen Cool and Nicholas J. Belkin 2. Information behavior and seeking - Peiling Wang 3. Task-based information searching and retrieval - Elaine G. Toms 4. Approaches to investigating information interaction and behaviour - Raya Fidel 5. Information representation - Mark D. Smucker 6. Access models - Edie Rasmussen 7. Evaluation - Kalervo Jarvelin 8. Interfaces for information retrieval - Max Wilson 9. Interactive techniques - Ryen W. White 10. Web retrieval, ranking and personalization - Jaime Teevan and Susan Dumais 11. Recommendation, collaboration and social search - David M. Nichols and Michael B. Twidale 12. Multimedia: behaviour, interfaces and interaction - Haiming Liu, Suzanne Little and Stefan Ruger 13. Multimedia: information representation and access - Suzanne Little, Evan Brown and Stefan Ruger.