Information Discovery – Key Steps
Just throwing out some initial thoughts on key steps in information (and content) discovery, from an information consumer’s point of view … they are:
- Determine Relevance
OK, so the above aren’t all exactly “steps”, but they do (I think) represent distinct considerations when discovering and retrieving information – and it should basically apply to both “push” and “pull” information discovery scenarios.
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Hmm, don’t think I entirely like this framework. I think I’ll revisit and describe both (i) the Search Engine’s crawling, classifying, and relevance processes, and then separately (2) the search query formulation and execution (from both a user and infrastructure perspective).
Note to self: Include the Classification step that supercedes the Crawling activity.
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