Information Retrieval in Digital Environments

Author(s): Jerome Dinet
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Aug 08, 2014
Product Number: EB00588234
Released: Nov 19, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119015154
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE
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Information retrieval is a central and essential activity. It is indeed difficult to find a human activity that does not need to retrieve information in an environment which is often increasingly digital: moving and navigating, learning, having fun, communicating, informing, making a decision, etc. Most human activities are intimately linked to our ability to search quickly and effectively for relevant information, the stakes are sometimes extremely important: passing an exam, voting, finding a job, remaining autonomous, being socially connected, developing a critical spirit, or simply surviving. The author of this book presents a summary of work undertaken over several years relative to the behaviors and cognitive processes involved in information retrieval in digital environments. He presents several examples of theoretical models and studies to better understand the difficulties, behaviors and strategies of individuals searching for information in digital environments.