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Human Information Retrieval

Julian Warner


Information retrieval in the age of Internet search engines has become part of ordinary discourse and everyday practice: “Google” is a verb in common usage. Thus far, more attention has been given to practical understanding of information retrieval than to a full theoretical account. This book offers a comprehensive overview of information retrieval, synthesizing theories from different disciplines (information and computer science, librarianship and indexing, and information society discourse) and incorporating such disparate systems as WorldCat and Google into a single theoretical framework. ... More

Keywords: information retrieval, Internet, search engines, Google, computer science, librarianship, indexing, WorldCat, information science, information technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262013444
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Warner, author