publication . Article . 2007

Description and search labor for information retrieval

Julian Warner;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2007
  • Country: United Kingdom
Selection power is taken as the fundamental value for information retrieval systems. Selection power is regarded as produced by selection labor, which itself separates historically into description and search labor. As forms of mental labor, description and search labor participate in the conditions for labor and for mental labor. Concepts and distinctions applicable to physical and mental labor are indicated, introducing the necessity of labor for survival, the idea of technology as a human construction, and the possibility of the transfer of human labor to technology. Distinctions specific to mental labor, particular between semantic and syntactic labor, are i...
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_GENERALComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700/1710, Information Systems, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3309, Library and Information Sciences
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