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


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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Information Retrieval Models Information Retrieval Models
Thomas Roelleke
Information Retrieval (IR) models are a core component of IR research and IR systems. The past decade brought a consolidation of the family of IR models, which by 2000 consisted of relatively isolated views on TF-IDF (Term-Frequency times Inverse-Doc...
Publication Date: 07/01/2013

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Analysis and Visualization of Citation Networks Analysis and Visualization of Citation Networks
Dangzhi Zhao, Andreas Strotmann,
Citation analysis, the exploration of reference patterns in the scholarly and scientific literature, has long been applied in a number of social sciences to study research impact, knowledge flows, and knowledge networks. It has important information ...
Publication Date: 02/01/2015

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The Taxobook: Part 3 The Taxobook: Part 3
Marjorie M.K. Hlava
This book is the third of a three-part series on taxonomies, and covers putting your taxonomy into use in as many ways as possible to maximize retrieval for your users. Chapter 1 suggests several items to research and consider before you start your i...
Publication Date: 11/01/2014

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Measuring User Engagement Measuring User Engagement
Mounia Lalmas, Heather O'Brien, Elad Yom-Tov
User engagement refers to the quality of the user experience that emphasizes the positive aspects of interacting with an online application and, in particular, the desire to use that application longer and repeatedly. User engagement is a key concept...
Publication Date: 11/01/2014

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The Taxobook: Part 2 The Taxobook: Part 2
Marjorie Hlava
This book outlines the basic principles of creation and maintenance of taxonomies and thesauri. It also provides step by step instructions for building a taxonomy or thesaurus and discusses the various ways to get started on a taxonomy construction p...
Publication Date: 11/01/2014

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The Taxobook Part 1 The Taxobook Part 1
Marjorie Hlava
This is the first volume in a series about creating and maintaining taxonomies and their practical applications, especially in search functions.

In Book 1 (The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization), the autho...
Publication Date: 10/01/2014

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Children's Internet Search Children's Internet Search
Elizabeth Foss, Allison Druin
Searching the Internet and the ability to competently use search engines are increasingly becoming an important part of children's daily lives. Whether mobile or at home, children use search interfaces to explore personal interests, complete academic...
Publication Date: 09/01/2014

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Digital Library Technologies Digital Library Technologies
Edward A. Fox, Ricardo da Silva Torres
Digital libraries (DLs) have introduced new technologies, as well as leveraging, enhancing, and integrating related technologies, since the early 1990s. These efforts have been enriched through a formal approach, e.g., the 5S (Societies, Scenarios, S...
Publication Date: 03/01/2014

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Digital Libraries Applications Digital Libraries Applications
Edward A. Fox, Jonathan P. Leidig
Digital libraries (DLs) have evolved since their launch in 1991 into an important type of information system, with widespread application. This volume advances that trend further by describing new research and development in the DL field that builds ...
Publication Date: 03/01/2014

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Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries
Rao Shen, Marcos Andre Goncalves, Edward A. Fox
This is the second book based on the 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) approach to digital libraries (DLs). Leveraging the first volume, on Theoretical Foundations, we focus on the key issues of evaluation and integration. These ...
Publication Date: 02/01/2013

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Visual Information Retrieval Using Java and LIRE Visual Information Retrieval Using Java and LIRE
Mathias Lux, Oge Marques
Visual information retrieval (VIR) is an active and vibrant research area, which attempts at providing means for organizing, indexing, annotating, and retrieving visual information (images and videos) from large, unstructured repositories.

Publication Date: 01/01/2013

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Theoretical Foundations for Digital Libraries Theoretical Foundations for Digital Libraries
Edward Fox, Marcos Andres Goncalves, Rao Shen
In 1991, a group of researchers chose the term digital libraries to describe an emerging field of research, development, and practice. Since then, Virginia Tech has had funded research in this area, largely through its Digital Library Research Labor...
Publication Date: 01/01/2012

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The Future of Personal Information Management, Part I The Future of Personal Information Management, Part I
William Jones
This is book #1 in a series of three.

Book 2: Transforming Technologies to Manage Our Information...
Publication Date: 01/01/2012

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The Answer Machine The Answer Machine
Susan Feldman
The Answer Machine is a practical, non-technical guide to the technologies behind information seeking and analysis. It introduces search and content analytics to software buyers, knowledge managers, and searchers who want to understand and design eff...
Publication Date: 01/01/2012

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Search-User Interface Design Search-User Interface Design
Max Wilson
Search User Interfaces (SUIs) represent the gateway between people who have a task to complete, and the repositories of information and data stored around the world. Not surprisingly, therefore, there are many communities who have a vested interest i...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Information Retrieval Evaluation Information Retrieval Evaluation
Donna Harman
Evaluation has always played a major role in information retrieval, with the early pioneers such as Cyril Cleverdon and Gerard Salton laying the foundations for most of the evaluation methodologies in use today. The retrieval community has been extre...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Search-Based Applications Search-Based Applications
Gregory Grefenstette, Laura Wilber
We are poised at a major turning point in the history of information management via computers. Recent evolutions in computing, communications, and commerce are fundamentally reshaping the ways in which we humans interact with information, and generat...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Online Multiplayer Games Online Multiplayer Games
William Sims Bainbridge
This lecture introduces fundamental principles of online multiplayer games, primarily massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), suitable for students and faculty interested both in designing games and in doing research on them. The g...
Publication Date: 01/01/2009

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Multimedia Information Retrieval Multimedia Information Retrieval
Stefan Rueger
At its very core multimedia information retrieval means the process of searching for and finding multimedia documents; the corresponding research field is concerned with building the best possible multimedia search engines. The intriguing bit here is...
Publication Date: 01/01/2009

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