ERIC Number: EJ564260
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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From Translation to Navigation of Different Discourses: A Model of Search Term Selection during the Pre-Online Stage of the Search Process.
Iivonen, Mirja; Sonnenwald, Diane H.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v49 n4 p312-26 Apr 1 1998
Proposes a model of the search term selection process based on an empirical study of professional searchers during the pre-online search stage; the model characterizes the selection of search terms as the navigation of different discourses. Six discourses emerged as sources of search terms: controlled vocabularies; documents and the domain; the practice of indexing; clients' search requests; databases; and the searchers' own experience. (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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