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Finding Out About: A Cognitive Perspective on Search Engine Technology and the WWW
160.96 AED

Finding Out About: A Cognitive Perspective on Search Engine Technology and the WWW

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Belew, Richard K.
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    Brand: Cambridge University Press
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    Brand: Cambridge University Press
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    2724547170665
    ASIN
    0521734460
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    Belew, Richard K.
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    The World Wide Web is rapidly filling with more text than anyone could have imagined a short time ago. However, the task of determining which data is relevant has become appreciably harder. In this original new work Richard Belew brings a cognitive science perspective to the study of information as

    The World Wide Web is rapidly filling with more text than anyone could have imagined a short time ago. However, the task of determining which data is relevant has become appreciably harder. In this original new work Richard Belew brings a cognitive science perspective to the study of information as a computer science discipline. He introduces the idea of Finding Out About (FOA), the process of actively seeking out information relevant to a topic of interest. Belew describes all facets of FOA, ranging from creating a good characterization of what the user seeks to evaluating the successful performance of search engines. His volume clearly shows how to build many of the tools that are useful for searching collections of text and other media. While computer scientists make up the book's primary audience, Belew skillfully presents technical details in a manner that makes important themes accessible to readers more comfortable with words than equations. Resources are available from the book's web site

 

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  • Great, unique resource
    By Mitch Haile on 04 August 2017

    The one star reviews here are unfair, I think. While the author does pull in cited and quoted text, I view that as a good thing--we know exactly where the source material is and how it fits together from this author's perspective. I'm working on building search tools and am interested in how to leverage the brain for fastest processing of information I present to my customers. I found this book unique and useful in my work.

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  • A refreshing alternative perspective...
    By Amazon Customer on 10 November 2003

    I wonder if I was reading the same book as a couple of the reviewers!
    IMHO there are (too) many books in this field that deal with how search engines work, but the more 'slippery' concepts associated with how people actually use them to find about information have received much less attention.
    The book provides a very welcome cognitive science perspective on a discipline often dominated by those who seek overly simple mechanistic formulas and 'answers' to very tricky 'questions'.

    4 people found this review helpful

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  • Worth having
    By pad_dad on 26 March 2008

    I found this to be a wonderful book about Search Engines. If you like history, math, computer science, and how we can make computers communicate effectively with people, then this book is a great read. With current Search Engines, we enter some words and get back a bibliography. I look forward to a sequel: "Answer Engines: How You Can Enter a Short, Simple Question and Get Back a Short, Simple Answer (NOT a list of things to read)!"

    1 person found this review helpful

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