A dialectical approach to information retrieval
|Title:||A dialectical approach to information retrieval||Authors:||Thornley, Clare V.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3604||Date:||2007||Abstract:||Purpose:The paper explores the question of whether the often paradoxical and conceptually contradictory discipline of information retrieval (IR) can be understood more clearly when it is analysed from a dialectical perspective. Methodology/Approach:Conceptual analysis and literature review. Findings:A dialectical understanding of meaning can assist in clarifying some aspects of the complex nature of current IR theory. Research Implications:Philosophy has the potential to explore the conflicts and contradictions in IR and should not be used just as a means of synthesis and resolution. The use of the philosophy of meaning should include a broader understanding of the philosophical oppositions which lie behind the nature of meaning. Originality/value of paper:This paper suggests a new perspective on the role of meaning in IR: the dialectical model.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Emerald||Copyright (published version):||Emerald Group Publishing Limited||Keywords:||Dialectic;Philosophy;Information retrieval;Information theory;Meaning||Subject LCSH:||Information retrieval--Philosophy||DOI:||10.1108/00220410710827781||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Information and Communication Studies Research Collection|
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