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David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034920

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.001.0001

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Finding Things Out: Foraging for Coherence in the Information Age

Finding Things Out: Foraging for Coherence in the Information Age

(p.141) 7 Finding Things Out: Foraging for Coherence in the Information Age
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David Sarokin

Jay Schulkin

The MIT Press

Online resources are rapidly replacing our traditional mechanisms for retrieving information, calling for new strategies for “information foraging”. Like all foraging strategies, we try to optimize by developing rules of thumb for maximum results with minimum effort, a task made more challenging by the fragmentation of the Internet. New information tools will assist human decision-making and in time, may replace it in some fields.

Keywords:   Information foraging, IBM Watson, Google, Primary documents, Abraham Lincoln assassination, Internet fragmentation, Splinternet, Invisible web, Internet Archive

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