Innovations in Information Retrieval: Perspectives for Theory and Practice

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Allen Foster, Pauline Rafferty
Facet Publishing, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 156 pages
This title introduces and contextualises new developments in information retrieval (IR) technologies and approaches. Each chapter provides a snapshot of changes in the field and discusses the importance of developing innovation, creativity, and thinking amongst new members of both IR practice and research.
 

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Contents

Encountering on the road to Serendip? Browsing in new information environments 1 David Bawden
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a web of knowledge 23 Aida Slavic
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from theory to practice? 49 Anat Vernitski and Pauline Rafferty
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Music information retrieval research 69 Charlie Inskip
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Folksonomies social tagging and information retrieval 85 Isabella Peters
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Digital information interaction as semantic navigation 117 Richard Kopak Luanne Freund and Heather L OBrien
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a webometric approach 135 Mike Thelwall
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Index
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Dr Allen Foster BA MSc is Director of Postgraduate Studies at the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University. He holds a PhD in information behaviour from the University of Sheffield, where he was also involved in research projects for a numbers of years. 
Dr Pauline Rafferty MA (Hons) MSc MCLIP is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning at the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University. She previously taught at the Department of Information Science, City University London, and in the School of Information Studies

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