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End-user interaction with thesauri: an evaluation of cognitive overlap in search term selection

Shiri, A.A. and Revie, C.W. (2004) End-user interaction with thesauri: an evaluation of cognitive overlap in search term selection. In: 8th International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization, 2004-07-13 - 2004-07-16.

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Abstract

The selection of search terms for query formulation and expansion is a challenging task within the information search and retrieval process. Two general approaches have been adopted in studies on search term selection: system-centred and user-centred. The system-centred approach is represented by work on algorithms and evaluation based on the traditional IR model, a model that fundamentally ignores the users and their interaction with the system.