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      Teaching information retrieval (IR) as a philosophical problem

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      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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            Abstract

            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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            Contributors
            Conference
            October 2008
            October 2008
            : 1-4
            Affiliations
            [0001]School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/TLIR2008.1
            552b6f02-1815-4a0f-9253-edc67d4ad170
            © 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 (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/TLIR2008.1
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Teaching methods,Philosophy,Information Retrieval,Curricula

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