Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively

Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively

Dion Goh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Schubert Foo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
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Release Date: October, 2007|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 396
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-543-6
ISBN13: 9781599045436|ISBN10: 1599045435|EISBN13: 9781599045450
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The wealth of information accessible on the Internet has grown exponentially since its advent. This mass of content must be systemically sifted to glean pertinent data, and the utilization of the collective intelligence of other users, or social information retrieval, is an innovative, emerging technique.

Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies & Applications for Searching the Web Effectively provides relevant content in the areas of information retrieval systems, services, and research; covering topics such as social tagging, collaborative querying, social network analysis, subjective relevance judgments, and collaborative filtering. Answering the increasing demand for authoritative resources on Internet technologies, this Premier Reference Source will make an indispensable addition to any library collection.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • A hybrid clustering approach
  • Adaptive peer to peer social network
  • Collaborative classification and organization
  • Collaborative querying
  • Cues and specialty search
  • Distributed content based web search
  • Ethics of social information retrieval
  • Group-oriented organization
  • Hybrid recommendation systems
  • Metadata for social recommendations
  • Multi-agent tourism system (MATS)
  • Networked environments
  • Personalized information retrieval
  • Publication and citation analysis
  • Reference based search engine rankings
  • Relevant intra-actions
  • Semantic-based learning environment
  • Social context of knowledge
  • Social information seeking in digital libraries
  • Social information seeking models
  • Social Issues
  • Social network models
  • Social networks and information retrieval
  • Tools for information retrieval
  • Use centered descriptions
Reviews and Testimonials

This book introduces readers to this area as well as discusses the state-of-the-art techniques in social information retrieval.

– Dion Goh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

With the increasing demand for authoritative resources on internet technologies, this reference source will be indispensible for appropriate libraries.

– APADE (2007)

This book's 17 chapters have a consistent style: an introduction describing what will be presented, often followed by relevant definitions, then the body of the chapter, a summary conclusion, and references. Summing Up: Recommended.

– CHOICE, Vol. 45, No. 08 (April 2008)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Dion Goh has a PhD in computer science and is an Associate Professor at the Division of Information Studies, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. He is also Director of the school’s Master of Science in Information Systems program. His research areas are in the areas of information retrieval, digital libraries, text mining, use of information technology in education and user interfaces.
Dr. Schubert Foo is Professor and Vice-Dean of the School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was the former Head of the Division of Information Studies that offers two Master of Science programmes in Information Studies and Knowledge Management. Dr Foo holds a PhD in Materials Engineering, M.B.A. and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He is Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK, and Fellow of the British Computer Society, UK. He sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Information Science, Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, and International Yearbook of Library and Information Management. He has published more than 110 international journal and conference papers and book chapters in the areas of multimedia technology, Internet technology, multilingual information retrieval, digital libraries and knowledge management.
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