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Panel: Perspectives on Adaptivity in Information Retrieval Interaction (PAIRI)

01 Nov 2010-Vol. 47, Iss: 1, pp 1-5

TL;DR: An overview of the panel contents, consisting of four central dimensions of adaptivity in IR interaction, include adaption 1) through integration of information objects; 2) of information system to searcher; 3) of searcher to information system; and 4) to context and practice.

AbstractAdaptivity in IR interactions requires the IR systems adapting to users’ situations and the users adapting to the systems. System adaption entails dynamic user modeling, effective information architecture and enhanced search features such as search integration and relevance feedback; user adaptation through interactions entails mental model building and modification towards a coherent state of knowledge and learning. The panel is structured as follows. Initially we provide an overview of the panel contents, consisting of four central dimensions of adaptivity in IR interaction. These are adaption 1) through integration of information objects; 2) of information system to searcher; 3) of searcher to information system; and 4) to context and practice. The sequence follows the order of the panellists, i.e., each panellist is the prime mover of a particular dimension.

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TL;DR: The hermeneutic circle philosophical concept of Heidegger and Gadamer is resorted to to provide the principles of such a information seeking and retrieval system and Hermeneus works as an intermediary that facilitates the user to move from the initial state of information need to the goal state of resolution.
Abstract: Information seekers always have a question in mind even when they do not know exactly what it is. How an information seeking and retrieval system can support users while they are still shaping their information needs? We resorted to the hermeneutic circle philosophical concept of Heidegger and Gadamer to provide the principles of such a system. In our implementation users are able to develop their ideas while browsing the information and the concepts that represent the information. We chose ontologies to implement this hermeneutic approach. Ontologies improve information retrieval systems regarding its retrieval and presentation of information, which make the task of finding information more effective, efficient, and interactive. We called our framework Hermeneus, which in Greek means the interpreter or translator. Hermeneus works as an intermediary that facilitates the user to move from the initial state of information need to the goal state of resolution. Our system intends to be the bridge between the user’s question and the answer to be found while she or he navigates in the ontology concepts and the instances of these concepts in a back and forth way.

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TL;DR: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web is a guide to how to design Web sites and intranets that support growth, management, and ease of use for Webmasters, designers, and anyone else involved in building a Web site.
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