Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services

SERIES EDITOR: Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This series publishes short books on topics pertaining to information science and applications of technology to information discovery, production, distribution, and management. Potential topics include: data models, indexing theory and algorithms, classification, information architecture, information economics, privacy and identity, scholarly communication, bibliometrics and webometrics, personal information management, human information behavior, digital libraries, archives and preservation, cultural informatics, information retrieval evaluation, data fusion, relevance feedback, recommendation systems, question answering, natural language processing for retrieval, text summarization, multimedia retrieval, multilingual retrieval, and exploratory search.

Series ISSN: 1947-945X (print) 1947-9468 (electronic)

Editor Bios


Fuzzy Information Retrieval Fuzzy Information Retrieval
Donald H. Kraft, Erin Colvin
Information retrieval used to mean looking through thousands of strings of texts to find words or symbols that matched a user's query. Today, there are many models that help index and search more effectively so retrieval takes a lot less time. Inform...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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Quantifying Research Integrity Quantifying Research Integrity
Michael Seadle
Institutions typically treat research integrity violations as black and white, right or wrong. The result is that the wide range of grayscale nuances that separate accident, carelessness, and bad practice from deliberate fraud and malpractice often g...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Incidental Exposure to Online News Incidental Exposure to Online News
Borchuluun Yadamsuren, Sanda Erdelez
Rapid technological changes and availability of news anywhere and at any moment have changed how people seek out news. Increasingly, consumers no longer take deliberate actions to read the news, instead stumbling upon news online. While the emergence...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Web Indicators for Research Evaluation Web Indicators for Research Evaluation
Michael Thelwall
This book describes and evaluates a range of web indicators (altmetrics, webometrics, web metrics) for aspects of societal or scholarly impact. The recent increasing demand for research evaluation within universities and other research organizations...
Publication Date: October, 2016

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Trustworthy Policies for Distributed Repositories Trustworthy Policies for Distributed Repositories
Reagan W. Moore, Hao Xu, Mike Conway, Arcot Rajasekar, Jonathan Crabtree and Helen R. Tibbo
A trustworthy repository provides assurance in the form of management documents, event logs, and audit trails that digital objects are being managed correctly. The assurance includes plans for the sustainability of the repository, the accession of di...
Publication Date: September, 2016

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The Notion of Relevance in Information Science The Notion of Relevance in Information Science
Tefko Saracevic
Everybody knows what relevance is. It is a "ya'know" notion, concept, idea - no need to explain whatsoever. Searching for relevant information using information technology (IT) became a ubiquitous activity in contemporary information society. Relevan...
Publication Date: September, 2016

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Dynamic Information Retrieval Modeling Dynamic Information Retrieval Modeling
Grace Hui Yang, Marc Sloan, Jun Wang
This is a comprehensive and current introduction to Dynamic Information Retrieval Modeling, the statistical modeling of information retrieval (IR) systems that can adapt to change. It covers techniques ranging from classical relevance feedback to th...
Publication Date: June, 2016

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Learning from Multiple Social Networks Learning from Multiple Social Networks
Liqiang Nie, Xuemeng Song, Tat-Seng Chua
With the proliferation of social network services, more and more social users, such as individuals and organizations, are simultaneously involved in multiple social networks for various purposes. In fact, multiple social networks characterize the sam...
Publication Date: April, 2016

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Scholarly Collaboration on the Academic Social Web Scholarly Collaboration on the Academic Social Web
Daqing He, Wei Jeng
Collaboration among scholars has always been recognized as a fundamental feature of scientific discovery. The ever-increasing diversity among disciplines and complexity of research problems makes it even more compelling to collaborate in order to kee...
Publication Date: February, 2016

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Scalability Challenges in Web Search Engines Scalability Challenges in Web Search Engines
B. Barla Cambazoglu, Ricardo Baeza-Yates
In this book, we aim to provide a fairly comprehensive overview of the scalability and efficiency challenges in large-scale web search engines. More specifically, we cover the issues involved in the design of three separate systems that are commonly ...
Publication Date: December 29, 2015

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Social Informatics Evolving Social Informatics Evolving
Pnina Fichman, Madelyn R. Sanfilippo, Howard Rosenbaum
The study of people, information, and communication technologies and the contexts in which these technologies are designed, implemented, and used has long interested scholars in a wide range of disciplines, including the social study of computing, sc...
Publication Date: September, 2015

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On the Efficient Determination of Most Near Neighbors, 2nd Edition On the Efficient Determination of Most Near Neighbors, 2nd Edition
Mark S. Manasse
The time-worn aphorism "close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades" is clearly inadequate. Close also counts in golf, shuffleboard, archery, darts, curling, and other games of accuracy in which hitting the precise center of the target isn't to...
Publication Date: September, 2015

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Building a Better World with Our Information Building a Better World with Our Information
William Jones
This is book #3 in a three part series.

Book 1: The Future of Personal Information Management

B...
Publication Date: August, 2015

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Click Models for Web Search Click Models for Web Search
Aleksandr Chuklin, Ilya Markov, Maarten de Rijke
With the rapid growth of web search in recent years the problem of modeling its users has started to attract more and more attention of the information retrieval community. This has several motivations. By building a model of user behavior we are es...
Publication Date: July, 2015

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Information Communication Information Communication
Ma Feicheng
This book introduces fundamentals of information communication. At first, concepts and characteristics of information and information communication are summarized. And then five classic models of information communication are introduced. The mechanis...
Publication Date: July, 2015

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Social Media and Library Services Social Media and Library Services
Lorri Mon
The rise of social media technologies has created new ways to seek and share information for millions of users worldwide, but also has presented new challenges for libraries in meeting users where they are within social spaces. From social networking...
Publication Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00

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Information and Human Values Information and Human Values
Kenneth Fleischmann
This book seeks to advance our understanding of the relationship between information and human values by synthesizing the complementary but typically disconnected threads in the literature, reflecting on my 15 years of research on the relationship b...
Publication Date: 11/01/2013

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Multiculturalism and Information and Communication Technology Multiculturalism and Information and Communication Technology
Pnina Fichman, Madelyn Sanfilippo
Research on multiculturalism and information and communication technology (ICT) has been important to understanding recent history, planning for future large-scale initiatives, and understanding unrealized expectations for social and technological ch...
Publication Date: 11/01/2013

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Designing for Digital Reading Designing for Digital Reading
Jennifer Pearson, George Buchanan, Harold Thimbleby
Reading is a complex human activity that has evolved, and co-evolved, with technology over thousands of years. Mass printing in the fifteenth century firmly established what we know as the modern book, with its physical format of covers and paper pa...
Publication Date: 10/01/2013

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Transforming Technologies to Manage Our Information Transforming Technologies to Manage Our Information
William Jones
This is book #2 in a series of three.

Book 1: The Future of Personal Information Management.

Bo...
Publication Date: 10/01/2013

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