A dialectical approach to information retrieval

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dc.contributor.author Thornley, Clare V.
dc.contributor.author Gibb, Forbes
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-10T15:03:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-10T15:03:28Z
dc.date.copyright Emerald Group Publishing Limited en
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Documentation en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0418
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3604
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Emerald en
dc.subject Dialectic en
dc.subject Philosophy en
dc.subject Information retrieval en
dc.subject Information theory en
dc.subject Meaning en
dc.subject.lcsh Information retrieval--Philosophy en
dc.title A dialectical approach to information retrieval en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 63 en
dc.identifier.issue 5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 755 en
dc.identifier.endpage 764 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/00220410710827781
dc.neeo.contributor Thornley|Clare V.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Gibb|Forbes|aut| en
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