You Are a Document Too: Web Mining and IR for Next-Generation Information Literacy
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Information retrieval and data mining often assume a simple world: There are people with information needs who search - and find - information in sources such as documents or databases. Hence, the user-oriented goals are (a) information literacy: the users’ ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information, and (b) tools that obviate the need for some of the technical parts of this information literacy. Examples of such tools are search-engine interfaces that direct each user’s attention to only an individualised part of the “information overload” universe.