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ERIC Number: EJ1082037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
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ISSN: EISSN-1368-1613
Information Seeking Research Needs Extension towards Tasks and Technology
Järvelin, Kalervo; Ingwersen, Peter
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, v10 n1 Oct 2004
This paper discusses the research into information seeking and its directions at a general level. We approach this topic by analysis and argumentation based on past research in the domain. We begin by presenting a general model of information seeking and retrieval which is used to derive nine broad dimensions that are needed to analyze information seeking and retrieval. Past research is then contrasted with the dimensions and shown not to cover the dimensions sufficiently. Based on an analysis of the goals of information seeking research, and a view on human task performance augmentation, it is then shown that information seeking is intimately associated with, and dependent on, other aspects of work; tasks and technology included. This leads to a discussion on design and evaluation frameworks for information seeking and retrieval, based on which two action lines are proposed: information retrieval research needs extension toward more context and information seeking research needs extension towards tasks and technology.
Thomas D. Wilson. 9 Broomfield Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 2SE, UK. Web site: http://informationr.net/ir
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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