Teaching and Learning in Information Retrieval

Author: Efthimis Efthimiadis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642225116
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Information Retrieval has become a very active research field in the 21st century. Many from academia and industry present their innovations in the field in a wide variety of conferences and journals. Companies transfer this new knowledge directly to the general public via services such as web search engines in order to improve their information seeking experience. In parallel, teaching IR is turning into an important aspect of IR generally, not only because it is necessary to impart effective search techniques to make the most of the IR tools available, but also because we must provide a good foundation for those students who will become the driving force of future IR technologies. There are very few resources for teaching and learning in IR, the major problem which this book is designed to solve. The objective is to provide ideas and practical experience of teaching and learning IR, for those whose job requires them to teach in one form or another, and where delivering IR courses is a major part of their working lives. In this context of providing a higher profile for teaching and learning as applied to IR, the co-editor of this book, Efthimis Efthimiathis, had maintained a leading role in teaching and learning within the domain of IR for a number of years. This book represents a posthumous example of his efforts in the area, as he passed away in April 2011. This book, his book, is dedicated to his memory.

Social Information Retrieval Systems Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively

Author: Goh, Dion
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599045450
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The wealth of information accessible on the Internet has grown exponentially since its advent. This mass of content must be systemically sifted to glean pertinent data, and the utilization of the collective intelligence of other users, or social information retrieval, is an innovative, emerging technique. Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies & Applications for Searching the Web Effectively provides relevant content in the areas of information retrieval systems, services, and research; covering topics such as social tagging, collaborative querying, social network analysis, subjective relevance judgments, and collaborative filtering. Answering the increasing demand for authoritative resources on Internet technologies, this Premier Reference Source will make an indispensable addition to any library collection.

Data Analysis Machine Learning and Applications

Author: Christine Preisach
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540782469
Format: PDF, ePub
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Data analysis and machine learning are research areas at the intersection of computer science, artificial intelligence, mathematics and statistics. They cover general methods and techniques that can be applied to a vast set of applications such as web and text mining, marketing, medical science, bioinformatics and business intelligence. This volume contains the revised versions of selected papers in the field of data analysis, machine learning and applications presented during the 31st Annual Conference of the German Classification Society (Gesellschaft für Klassifikation - GfKl). The conference was held at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany, in March 2007.

New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval

Author: Amanda Spink
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402040148
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval presents an exciting new direction for research into cognitive oriented information retrieval (IR) research, a direction based on an analysis of the user’s problem situation and cognitive behavior when using the IR system. This contrasts with the current dominant IR research paradigm which concentrates on improving IR system matching performance. The chapters describe the leading edge concepts and models of cognitive IR that explore the nexus between human cognition, information and the social conditions that drive humans to seek information using IR systems. Chapter topics include: Polyrepresentation, cognitive overlap and the boomerang effect, Multitasking while conducting the search, Knowledge Diagram Visualizations of the topic space to facilitate user assimilation of information, Task, relevance, selection state, knowledge need and knowledge behavior, search training built into the search, children’s collaboration for school projects, and other cognitive perspectives on IR concepts and issues.

Works as Entities for Information Retrieval

Author: Richard Smiraglia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136410430
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Examine domain-specific research about works and the problems inherent in their storage and retrieval! This book addresses the issue of focusing on known-item identification and retrieval vs. collocation and retrieval of works in the construction of catalogs. Works as Entities for Information Retrieval reports significant research on the role of works as key entities for information retrieval, focusing on the importance of works in information-need and the importance of recognizing and using the work entity in the construction of bibliographic databases, Internet search engines, etc. This single source brings together librarians and scholars from around the world—the United States, Denmark, Canada, Australia, and India—to examine the most recent research on works and on systems to facilitate their retrieval. They share their expertise on essential aspects of works cataloging, including: record clustering for works of fiction ways to define and categorize video works conceptualizing the bibliographic record as text the semiotics of scientific works performed works and AACR2R ways to catalog scientific models cataloging digitized rare books and electronic texts cataloging cartographic materials as works—with three fascinating case studies and more! Works as Entities for Information Retrieval will bring you up to date on essential aspects of works-related cataloging, including analyzing networks of related works; canonicity and the rate of evolution of works; epistemology and taxonomy; user-stipulated interaction with catalog displays of works; searcher-defined attributes of bibliographic works; works in relation to digital resources; and domain-specific analyses of video, scientific, cartographic, performance, theological, and digital works. Make it a part of your professional collection today!

Information Retrieval Technology

Author: Shaoping Ma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319480510
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2016, held in Beijing, China, in November/December 2016. The 21 full papers presented together with 11 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 57 submissions. The final programme of AIRS 2015 is divided in the following tracks: IR models and theories; machine learning and data mining for IR; IR applications and user modeling; personalization and recommendation; and IR evaluation.

Chief Officer Principles and Practice

Author: Iafc
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449668941
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The Complete Fire Officer III and IV Training Solution! Chief officers need to know how to make the transition from company officer to chief officer. Chief Officer: Principles and Practice is designed to help make the transition from company officer to chief officer a smooth evolution. Covering the entire scope of Levels III and IV from the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chief Officer combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and to help prepare future chief officers to become problem-solving leaders for their organizations. Chief Officer: Principles and Practice has a clear focus on instilling fire fighter safety throughout an organization’s culture. Reducing fire fighter injuries and deaths requires the dedicated efforts of every fire fighter, fire officer, and fire department. The entire fire community must work together to achieve one common goal: to ensure that everyone goes home. Chief officers therefore set the tone for safety in their organization, and this textbook embraces that philosophy. It is with this goal in mind that the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, are integrated throughout the text. The features in this textbook will help students take that extra step toward becoming outstanding chief officers. These features include: • Scenario-Based Learning. You Are the Chief Officer and Chief Officer in Action are found in each chapter to encourage and foster critical thinking skills. • Practical Tips for the Chief Officer. Chief Officer Tips and Voices of Experience essays are integrated into each chapter to provide helpful advice from experienced chief officers. • Level IV Job Performance Requirements. Fire Officer Level IV content is highlighted to discern Level III JPRs from Level IV. • Walk the Talk. Additional activities encourage students to take what they have learned in the chapter and apply it to their own department.

Multimedia Retrieval

Author: Henk M. Blanken
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540728953
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on more than 10 years of teaching experience, Blanken and his coeditors have assembled all the topics that should be covered in advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on multimedia retrieval and multimedia databases. The single chapters of this textbook explain the general architecture of multimedia information retrieval systems and cover various metadata languages such as Dublin Core, RDF, or MPEG. The authors emphasize high-level features and show how these are used in mathematical models to support the retrieval process. For each chapter, there’s detail on further reading, and additional exercises and teaching material is available online.