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      Teaching information retrieval (IR) as a philosophical problem

      Second International Workshop on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval (TLIR 2008) (TLIR)

      Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval

      18 October 2008

      Teaching methods, Philosophy, Information Retrieval, Curricula

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          This paper discusses a method of teaching IR within the context of the philosophical problem of meaning to a mixed discipline undergraduate class. It introduces the distinction between content and context in meaning and the respective roles they play in the effective communication between an IR system and an IR user. It shows how teaching IR as a problem of meaning and interpretation can provide a conceptual framework in which students can effectively learn about both the social context in which IR operates and technical approaches to meaning representation.

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          Conference
          October 2008
          October 2008
          : 1-4
          Affiliations
          School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/TLIR2008.1
          © Clare Thornley. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Second International Workshop on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval (TLIR 2008)

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Second International Workshop on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval (TLIR 2008)
          TLIR
          London, UK
          18 October 2008
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Categories
          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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