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      IR and the Dialectic of Meaning

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      21st Annual BCS-IRSG Colloquium on IR (IRSG)

      IR Research

      19-20 April 1999

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          The aim of this paper is to provide some elucidation of the tensions inherent in the problem of meaning and use this to inform both theoretical and pragmatic issues in IR. The difficulties of theory in IR are discussed and a new model of meaning as a dialectic is introduced. This model consists of two dialectics: objective versus subjective and individual versus shared. It is shown that this model assists IR in revealing some of the difficulties in its theoretical assumptions and thus provides a clearer focus for improvements in practice.

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          Conference
          April 1999
          April 1999
          : 1-6
          Affiliations
          Dept of Information Science, University of Strathclyde

          Glasgow, Scotland
          10.14236/ewic/IRSG1999.13
          © Clare Thornley et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 21st Annual BCS-IRSG Colloquium on IR, Glasgow

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          21st Annual BCS-IRSG Colloquium on IR
          IRSG
          21
          Glasgow
          19-20 April 1999
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          IR Research
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          Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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