The Information Retrieval Series

New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval

Editors: Spink, Amanda, Cole, Charles (Eds.)

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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.

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"The book examines three aspects of the cognitive and interactive aspects of information retrieval: concepts, processes and techniques. … The editors have written an introductory chapter outlining the themes of the book and a concluding summary which ties together the individual paper and points the way for future research. … To librarians in need of greater understanding of the knowledge needs and knowledge behaviour of our clients … this book could well supply some insights." (The Australian Library Journal, February, 2007)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction: New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval

    Amanda Spink, Charles Cole

    Pages 3-10

  • Towards an Alternative Information Retrieval System for Children

    Jamshid Beheshti, Leanne Bowler, Andrew Large, Valerie Nesset

    Pages 139-165

  • Educational Knowledge Domain Visualizations: Tools to Navigate, Understand, and Internalize the Structure of Scholarly Knowledge and Expertise

    Peter A. Hook, Katy Börner

    Pages 187-208

  • Learning and Training to Search

    Wendy Lucas, Heikki Topi

    Pages 209-226

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval
Editors
  • Amanda Spink
  • Charles Cole
Series Title
The Information Retrieval Series
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4014-6
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4014-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4013-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7012-8
Series ISSN
1387-5264
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 252
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