Academic Search Engines

Academic Search Engines
Author: Jose Luis Ortega
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN 10: 1780634722
ISBN 13: 9781780634722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Search Engines Book Review:

Academic Search Engines: intends to run through the current panorama of the academic search engines through a quantitative approach that analyses the reliability and consistence of these services. The objective is to describe the main characteristics of these engines, to highlight their advantages and drawbacks, and to discuss the implications of these new products in the future of scientific communication and their impact on the research measurement and evaluation. In short, Academic Search Engines presents a summary view of the new challenges that the Web set to the scientific activity through the most novel and innovative searching services available on the Web. This is the first approach to analyze search engines exclusively addressed to the research community in an integrative handbook. The novelty, expectation and usefulness of many of these services justify their analysis. This book is not merely a description of the web functionalities of these services; it is a scientific review of the most outstanding characteristics of each platform, discussing their significance to the scholarly communication and research evaluation. This book introduces an original methodology based on a quantitative analysis of the covered data through the extensive use of crawlers and harvesters which allow going in depth into how these engines are working. Beside of this, a detailed descriptive review of their functionalities and a critical discussion about their use for scientific community is displayed.

Academic Search Engines

Academic Search Engines
Author: Jose Luis Ortega
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781843347910
ISBN 13: 1843347911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Search Engines Book Review:

The most innovative searching services on the Web can sometimes prove challenging to use when conducting academic research and scientific activity. Academic Search Engines explores the current panorama of academic search engines through a quantitative approach that analyses the reliability and consistence of these services. The objective is to describe the main characteristics of these engines, to highlight their advantages and drawbacks, and to discuss the implications of these new products in the future of scientific communication and their impact on the research measurement and evaluation. Chapters include an introduction to academic search engines, their evolution and the challenges they face. Case studies examine particular search engines, followed by comparative analysis and concluding remarks, including future perspectives of academic search engines. Key Points: analyzes search engines by exclusively addressing the research community, reviews the most outstanding characteristics of each platform, discussing their significance to scholarly communication and research evaluation, introduces an original methodology based on a quantitative analysis of the covered data through the extensive use of crawlers and harvesters which allow going in depth into how these engines are working, describes academic search engines and their functionalities and discusses their use for the scientific community Book jacket.

Web Search Engine Research

Web Search Engine Research
Author: Dirk Lewandowski
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN 10: 1780526377
ISBN 13: 9781780526379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Web Search Engine Research Book Review:

Provides an understanding of Web search engines from the unique perspective of Library and Information Science. This book explores a range of topics including retrieval effectiveness, user satisfaction, the evaluation of search interfaces, the impact of search on society, and the influence of search engine optimization (SEO) on results quality.

The Essential Guide to Using the Web for Research

The Essential Guide to Using the Web for Research
Author: Nigel Ford
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-10-14
ISBN 10: 1446291537
ISBN 13: 9781446291535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Guide to Using the Web for Research Book Review:

This book will be vital reading for anyone doing research, since using the web to find high quality information is a key research skill. It introduces beginners and experts alike to the most effective techniques for searching the web, assessing and organising information and using it in a range of scenarios from undergraduate essays and projects to PhD research. Nigel Ford shows how using the web poses opportunities and challenges that impact on student research at every level, and he explains the skills needed to navigate the web and use it effectively to produce high quality work. Ford connects online skills to the research process. He helps readers to understand research questions and how to answer them by constructing arguments and presenting evidence in ways that will enhance their impact and credibility. The book includes clear and helpful coverage of beginner and advanced search tools and techniques, as well as the processes of: @!critically evaluating online information @!creating and presenting evidence-based arguments @!organizing, storing and sharing information @!referencing, copyright and plagiarism. As well as providing all the basic techniques students need to find high quality information on the web, this book will help readers use this information effectively in their own research. Nigel Ford is Professor in the University of Sheffield's Information School.

Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web

Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web
Author: Aldo Gangemi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1562
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781450334730
ISBN 13: 1450334733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Search User Interfaces

Search User Interfaces
Author: Marti A. Hearst
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-09-21
ISBN 10: 1139642812
ISBN 13: 9781139642811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Search User Interfaces Book Review:

The truly world-wide reach of the Web has brought with it a new realisation of the enormous importance of usability and user interface design. In the last ten years, much has become understood about what works in search interfaces from a usability perspective, and what does not. Researchers and practitioners have developed a wide range of innovative interface ideas, but only the most broadly acceptable make their way into major web search engines. This book summarizes these developments, presenting the state of the art of search interface design, both in academic research and in deployment in commercial systems. Many books describe the algorithms behind search engines and information retrieval systems, but the unique focus of this book is specifically on the user interface. It will be welcomed by industry professionals who design systems that use search interfaces as well as graduate students and academic researchers who investigate information systems.

Choosing Using Sources

Choosing   Using Sources
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1129639697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Algorithms and Applications for Academic Search Recommendation and Quantitative Association Rule Mining

Algorithms and Applications for Academic Search  Recommendation and Quantitative Association Rule Mining
Author: Emmanouil Amolochitis
Publsiher: River Publishers
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 8793609647
ISBN 13: 9788793609648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algorithms and Applications for Academic Search Recommendation and Quantitative Association Rule Mining Book Review:

Algorithms and Applications for Academic Search, Recommendation and Quantitative Association Rule Mining presents novel algorithms for academic search, recommendation and association rule mining that have been developed and optimized for different commercial as well as academic purpose systems. Along with the design and implementation of algorithms, a major part of the work presented in the book involves the development of new systems both for commercial as well as for academic use. In the first part of the book the author introduces a novel hierarchical heuristic scheme for re-ranking academic publications retrieved from standard digital libraries. The scheme is based on the hierarchical combination of a custom implementation of the term frequency heuristic, a time-depreciated citation score and a graph-theoretic computed score that relates the paper's index terms with each other. In order to evaluate the performance of the introduced algorithms, a meta-search engine has been designed and developed that submits user queries to standard digital repositories of academic publications and re-ranks the top-n results using the introduced hierarchical heuristic scheme. In the second part of the book the design of novel recommendation algorithms with application in different types of e-commerce systems are described. The newly introduced algorithms are a part of a developed Movie Recommendation system, the first such system to be commercially deployed in Greece by a major Triple Play services provider. The initial version of the system uses a novel hybrid recommender (user, item and content based) and provides daily recommendations to all active subscribers of the provider (currently more than 30,000). The recommenders that we are presenting are hybrid by nature, using an ensemble configuration of different content, user as well as item-based recommenders in order to provide more accurate recommendation results. The final part of the book presents the design of a quantitative association rule mining algorithm. Quantitative association rules refer to a special type of association rules of the form that antecedent implies consequent consisting of a set of numerical or quantitative attributes. The introduced mining algorithm processes a specific number of user histories in order to generate a set of association rules with a minimally required support and confidence value. The generated rules show strong relationships that exist between the consequent and the antecedent of each rule, representing different items that have been consumed at specific price levels. This research book will be of appeal to researchers, graduate students, professionals, engineers and computer programmers.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods
Author: Mike Allen
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 2064
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 1483381420
ISBN 13: 9781483381428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods Book Review:

Communication research is evolving and changing in a world of online journals, open-access, and new ways of obtaining data and conducting experiments via the Internet. Although there are generic encyclopedias describing basic social science research methodologies in general, until now there has been no comprehensive A-to-Z reference work exploring methods specific to communication and media studies. Our entries, authored by key figures in the field, focus on special considerations when applied specifically to communication research, accompanied by engaging examples from the literature of communication, journalism, and media studies. Entries cover every step of the research process, from the creative development of research topics and questions to literature reviews, selection of best methods (whether quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) for analyzing research results and publishing research findings, whether in traditional media or via new media outlets. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of theories and methods traditionally used in communication research, other entries discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, including contemporary practical issues students will face in communication professions, the influences of globalization on research, use of new recording technologies in fieldwork, and the challenges and opportunities related to studying online multi-media environments. Email, texting, cellphone video, and blogging are shown not only as topics of research but also as means of collecting and analyzing data. Still other entries delve into considerations of accountability, copyright, confidentiality, data ownership and security, privacy, and other aspects of conducting an ethical research program. Features: 652 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes available in choice of electronic or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of communication research to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field of communication research; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; a Glossary introducing the terminology of the field; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries to guide students further in their research journeys. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross-References combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization
Author: Jennifer Grappone,Gradiva Couzin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2008-06-02
ISBN 10: 9780470382110
ISBN 13: 0470382112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Search Engine Optimization Book Review:

Back and bracing as ever, Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day, Second Edition offers brisk advice, bite-sized tasks, and smart tools to help you increase visibility for your website on the major search engines. In this new edition of their bestselling how-to guide, SEO consultants Jennifer Grappone and Gradiva Couzin offer surprisingly easy do-it-yourself techniques as well as the very latest SEO strategies for small, very small, and large businesses, as well as for bloggers and web designers.

Algorithms of Oppression

Algorithms of Oppression
Author: Safiya Umoja Noble
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 1479837245
ISBN 13: 9781479837243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algorithms of Oppression Book Review:

A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for “black girls”—what will you find? “Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in “white girls,” the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about “why black women are so sassy” or “why black women are so angry” presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance—operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond—understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance. An original, surprising and, at times, disturbing account of bias on the internet, Algorithms of Oppression contributes to our understanding of how racism is created, maintained, and disseminated in the 21st century.

Harnessing the Power of Google What Every Researcher Should Know

Harnessing the Power of Google  What Every Researcher Should Know
Author: Christopher C. Brown
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN 10: 144085713X
ISBN 13: 9781440857133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harnessing the Power of Google What Every Researcher Should Know Book Review:

This informative and practical book teaches how to get better and faster results from Internet searches and methods for maximizing the potential of the world's most popular search engine. • Shows users how get to the specific information they need more quickly through the most effective use of Google Web, Google Scholar, and Google Books • Teaches power-searching techniques that are unknown to most Internet users • Includes sidebars that demonstrate specific applications of the "Three Googles" to academic research questions • Written by an active reference technology librarian with three decades of experience, and who helps undergraduate and graduate students in areas such as public policy, international studies, statistics, and government information on a daily basis

Internet Research Skills

Internet Research Skills
Author: Niall Ó Dochartaigh
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05-17
ISBN 10: 1446281191
ISBN 13: 9781446281192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Research Skills Book Review:

Internet Research Skills is a clear, concise guide to effective online research for social science and humanities students. The first half of the book deals with publications online, devoting separate chapters to academic articles, books, official publications and news sources, which form the core secondary sources for social science research. The second half of the book deals with the open web, a vast and confusing realm of materials, many of which have no direct print counterpart. The third edition has been updated throughout and now includes: - coverage of cutting edge online services as well as newly developed approaches to using online materials - a new chapter on organising your research and internet research methods - additional material on the use of social networks for research. - illustrations, examples and short exercises to help you put what you learn into practice. Internet Research Skills is an invaluable guide for undergraduate students carrying out research projects and for postgraduate students working on theses and dissertations.

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization
Author: Andreas Veglis,Dimitrios Giomelakis
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-02-24
ISBN 10: 3039368184
ISBN 13: 9783039368181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Search Engine Optimization Book Review:

This Special Issue book focuses on the theory and practice of search engine optimization (SEO). It is intended for anyone who publishes content online and it includes five peer-reviewed papers from various researchers. More specifically, the book includes theoretical and case study contributions which review and synthesize important aspects, including, but not limited to, the following themes: theory of SEO, different types of SEO, SEO criteria evaluation, search engine algorithms, social media and SEO, and SEO applications in various industries, as well as SEO on media websites. The book aims to give a better understanding of the importance of SEO in the current state of the Internet and online information search. Even though SEO is widely used by marketing practitioners, there is a relatively small amount of academic research that systematically attempts to capture this phenomenon and its impact across different industries. Thus, this collection of studies offers useful insights, as well as a valuable resource that intends to open the door for future SEO-related research.

The Invisible Web

The Invisible Web
Author: Christopher Barnes Sherman,Freekbass (Musician),Chris Sherman,Gary Price
Publsiher: Information Today, Inc.
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780910965514
ISBN 13: 091096551X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invisible Web Book Review:

Discusses the use of online information resources and problems caused by dynamically generated Web pages, paying special attention to information mapping, assessing the validity of information, and the future of Web searching.

Choosing Using Sources A Guide to Academic Research

Choosing   Using Sources  A Guide to Academic Research
Author: University Libraries,The Ohio State University
Publsiher: The Ohio State University
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-12-31
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choosing Using Sources A Guide to Academic Research Book Review:

College writing and research projects can cause you stress, especially if you’re unsure about your professors’ expectations or about how to turn your ideas into a well-researched paper. Here’s the help you need. Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively. Additional chapters cover understanding types of sources, searching for information, and avoiding plagiarism. Each chapter includes self-quizzes and activities to reinforce core concepts and help you apply them. There are also appendices for quick reference on search tools, copyright basics, and fair use. Written by Ohio State University Libraries’ Office of Teaching & Learning, this attractive book is targeted to college students and their instructors.

Information Retrieval Technology

Information Retrieval Technology
Author: Guido Zuccon,Shlomo Geva,Hideo Joho,Falk Scholer,Aixin Sun,Peng Zhang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN 10: 3319289403
ISBN 13: 9783319289403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Retrieval Technology Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2015, held in Brisbane, QLD, Australia, in December 2015. The 29 full papers presented together with 11 short and demonstration papers, and the abstracts of 2 keynote lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 92 submissions. The final programme of AIRS 2015 is divided in 10 tracks: Efficiency, Graphs, Knowledge Bases and Taxonomies, Recommendation, Twitter and Social Media, Web Search, Text Processing, Understanding and Categorization, Topics and Models, Clustering, Evaluation, and Social Media and Recommendation.

Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment

Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment
Author: LiLi Li
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-09-10
ISBN 10: 1780634447
ISBN 13: 9781780634449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment Book Review:

In the dynamic and interactive academic learning environment, students are required to have qualified information literacy competencies while critically reviewing print and electronic information. However, many undergraduates encounter difficulties in searching peer-reviewed information resources. Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment is a practical guide for students determined to improve their academic performance and career development in the digital age. Also written with academic instructors and librarians in mind who need to show their students how to access and search academic information resources and services, the book serves as a reference to promote information literacy instructions. This title consists of four parts, with chapters on the search for online and printed information via current academic information resources and services: part one examines understanding information and information literacy; part two looks at academic information delivery in the networked world; part three covers searching for information in the academic learning environment; and part four discusses searching and utilizing needed information in the future in order to be more successful beyond the academic world. Provides a reference guide for motivated students who want to improve their academic performance and career development in the digital age Lays out a roadmap for searching peer-reviewed scholarly information in dynamic and interactive cademic learning environments Explains how to access and utilize academic information ethically, legally, and safely in public-accessed computing environments Provides brainstorming and discussion, case studies, mini-tests, and real-world examples for instructors and students to promote skills in critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving

Expert Internet Searching

Expert Internet Searching
Author: Phil Bradley
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-06-22
ISBN 10: 178330247X
ISBN 13: 9781783302475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expert Internet Searching Book Review:

In an environment where increasing amounts of information (and fake news) flood the internet on websites and social media, the information professional’s job is getting harder. It is important that they are skilled at finding and using the appropriate information and assisting users in working out what information they need and the best way of getting it. Expert Internet Searching provides library and information professionals with in-depth practical information on how to search the internet quickly and effectively to help their users and make their lives easier. Now fully revised for its fifth edition, this book covers the basics of search before going into detail on how to run advanced and complex searches using a variety of different search engines. This edition has been updated to include current trends in search, such as social media search, fake news, and discussion of the authority and validity of search results. It will ensure that information professionals, whether complete beginners or more experienced, are able to work efficiently to obtain accurate information in a timely fashion. Key topics covered include: an introduction to the internet and search enginesthe Google experience and a discussion of its disadvantagesdirectory, clustering and similarity search enginesvisual and image search enginesspecialized search engines incorporating academic search and services for childrenacademic and other specialized search enginesnews-based search engines including traditional media resources and a discussion of fake newssocial media search engineshints and tips on better searching. This book will be useful reading for any information professional who is seeking to gain an in-depth understanding of the search process and the search industry. It provides a vital guide to the basics in search, but will also help experienced professionals stay up to date with the latest trends and information in the industry.

Gaming the Metrics

Gaming the Metrics
Author: Mario Biagioli,Alexandra Lippman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 0262356570
ISBN 13: 9780262356572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaming the Metrics Book Review:

How the increasing reliance on metrics to evaluate scholarly publications has produced new forms of academic fraud and misconduct. The traditional academic imperative to “publish or perish” is increasingly coupled with the newer necessity of “impact or perish”—the requirement that a publication have “impact,” as measured by a variety of metrics, including citations, views, and downloads. Gaming the Metrics examines how the increasing reliance on metrics to evaluate scholarly publications has produced radically new forms of academic fraud and misconduct. The contributors show that the metrics-based “audit culture” has changed the ecology of research, fostering the gaming and manipulation of quantitative indicators, which lead to the invention of such novel forms of misconduct as citation rings and variously rigged peer reviews. The chapters, written by both scholars and those in the trenches of academic publication, provide a map of academic fraud and misconduct today. They consider such topics as the shortcomings of metrics, the gaming of impact factors, the emergence of so-called predatory journals, the “salami slicing” of scientific findings, the rigging of global university rankings, and the creation of new watchdogs and forensic practices.