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Christina's LIS Rant
Saturday, November 05, 2005
  ASIST: Use of Classification in Information Seeking
Use of Classification in Information Seeking
Wednesday, November 02, 2005, 3:30

Barbara Kwasnik, Use of Classification in Information Retrieval
Classification:  partitioning things into meaningful clusters
Two processes in parallel:

Why classify-

Challenges on query formation

System challenges

Challenges in matching

Joseph Busch, Classification in the workplace
People use classification for IR all the time – shopping on line, browse by facets

(compare to Capra article in IEEE Computer, when people look for facts online they go directly to classified pages that are analogs of classified print guides)

Study, taxonomy browsing is much faster than searching
Also people recreate info when they can’t find what they need, so this costs

When doing these taxonomies, do enough, don’t try to exhaustively and completely represent the world’s knowledge.

Hur-Li Lee, Navigating across yahoo directories
 
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