Innovations in Information Retrieval: Perspectives in Theory and Practice

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Facet Publishing, UK
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224
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  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews
Foreword - Ina Fourie
Introduction - Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty
1. Encountering on the road to Serendip? Browsing in new information environments - David Bawden
2. Classification revisited: a web of knowledge - Aida Slavic
3. Approaches to fiction retrieval research: from theory to practice? - Anat Vernitski and Pauline Rafferty
4. Music information retrieval research - Charlie Inskip
5. Folksonomies, social tagging and information retrieval - Isabella Peters
6. Digital information interaction as semantic navigation - Richard Kopak, Luanne Freund and Heather L. O'Brien
7. Assessing web search engines: a webometric approach - Mike Thelwall
Foreword - Ina Fourie
Introduction - Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty
1. Encountering on the road to Serendip? Browsing in new information environments - David Bawden
2. Classification revisited: a web of knowledge - Aida Slavic
3. Approaches to fiction retrieval research: from theory to practice? - Anat Vernitski and Pauline Rafferty
4. Music information retrieval research - Charlie Inskip
5. Folksonomies, social tagging and information retrieval - Isabella Peters
6. Digital information interaction as semantic navigation - Richard Kopak, Luanne Freund and Heather L. O'Brien
7. Assessing web search engines: a webometric approach - Mike Thelwall

Dr. Allen Foster

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

Dr. Pauline Rafferty is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning at the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University, UK. She previously taught at the Department of Information Science, City University London, and in the School of Information Studies and Department of Media and Communication at the University of Central England, Birmingham.

"An invaluable starting point for undergraduate and graduate information science students looking for ideas for essay and research topics, and also as an illustration of how to write good literature reviews. There must be around 500 or more papers cited in total, and anyone in the IR community and many in enterprise search would benefit from the insights provided by the authors. Definitely a five-star rating." 

--Ariadne 
"A welcome addition to the existing literature in the field of information retrieval. This is a very stimulating and thought provoking book which reads easily. Furthermore, it is a book that scholars, researchers or practitioners interested in information retrieval should not be without." 
--The Electronic Library
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