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Human Information Retrieval$
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Julian Warner

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013444

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.001.0001

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Introduction

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Human Information Retrieval
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Julian Warner

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.003.0001

The Internet and its search engines have revolutionized information retrieval. There is a wide gap between search engines and library and information science, as well as between crucially relevant activities and their associated cultures. This book presents a labor theoretic approach to information retrieval. It explores fundamental concepts of selection power and selection labor, with an emphasis on the construction of information retrieval from labor, choice, and technology. It also discusses the relation between information technology and the research tradition in information and computer science, information retrieval in librarianship and indexing, the link between information retrieval and information society, and the semantics and syntactics for full-text retrieval.

Keywords:   information retrieval, Internet, search engines, library and information science, selection power, selection labor, information technology, computer science, information society, semantics

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