Intelligent Information Retrieval: The Case of Astronomy and Related Space Science (Astrophysics and Space Science Library v. 182)
By: Andre Heck (editor), Fionn Murtagh (editor)Hardback
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"Intelligent Information Retrieval" comprehensively surveys scientific information retrieval, which is characterized by growing convergence of information expressed in varying complementary forms of data - textual, numerical, image, and graphics; by the fundamental transformation which the scientific library is currently being subjected to; and by computer networking which as become an essential element of the research fabric. This text addresses enabling technologies, so called "wide area network resource discovery tools", and the state of the art in astronomy and other sciences. This work should be of interest to astronomers, scientists in related disciplines, and all those involved in information storage and retrieval.
1. Introduction; A. Heck, F. Murtagh. Enabling Technologies: 2. Understanding and Supporting Human Information Seeking; N.J. Belkin. 3. Advice from the Oracle - Really Intelligent Information Retrieval; M.J. Kurtz. 4. Search Algorithms for Numeric and Quantitative 5. Information-Sifting Front Ends to Databases: H.-M. Adorf. 6. What Hypertext can do for Information Retrieval; P. Bogaschewsky, U Hoppe. Wide Area Network Resource Discovery Tools: 7. Archie; A. Emtage. 8. WAIS; J. Fullton. 9. The Internet Gopher; F Anklesaria, M. McCahill. 10. WorldWideWeb (WWW); B. White. State of the Art in Astronomy and Other Sciences: 11. Information in Astronomy - Tackling the Heterogeneity Factor; M.A. Albrecht, D. Egrel 12. Multistep Queries - the Need for a Correlation Environment; M.A. Hapgood. 13. Intelligent Information Retrieval in High Energy Physics; E. van Herwijnen. 14. Astronomical Data Centres from an IIR Perspective; M. Creze. 15. Epilogue; A. Heck, F. Murtagh.
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