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A Behavioural Approach to Information Retrieval System Design

Journal of Documentation Volume 45, Number 3,


Outlines a behavioral approach to information retrieval system design based on the derivation of a behavioral model of the information-seeking patterns of academic social scientists. The extent to which identified information-seeking characteristics are supported by existing systems is considered, and requirements for implementing these features on an experimental system are discussed. (133 references) (Author/CLB)


Ellis, D. (1989). A Behavioural Approach to Information Retrieval System Design. Journal of Documentation, 45(3), 171-212. Retrieved December 9, 2019 from .

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