The internet and information retrieval research: a brief review

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The Internet and related information services attract increasing interest from information retrieval researchers. A survey of recent publications show that frequent topics are the effectiveness of search engines, information validation and quality, user studies, design of user interfaces, data structures and metadata, classification and vocabulary based aids, and indexing and search agents. Current research in these areas is briefly discussed. The changing balance between CD-ROM sources and traditional online searching is quite important and is noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-225
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Documentation
Issue number2
Early online date2 Mar 1999
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1999


  • internet
  • information services
  • information retrieval evaluation


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