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Advice from the Oracle: Really Intelligent Information Retrieval

  • Michael J. Kurtz
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 182)

Abstract

What is “intelligent” information retrieval? Essentially this is asking what is intelligence. In this article I will attempt to show some of the aspects of human intelligence, as related to information retrieval. I will do this by the device of a semi-imaginary oracle. Every Observatory has an oracle, someone who is a distinguished scientist, has great administrative responsibilities, acts as memtor to a number of less senior people, and as trusted advisor to even the most accomplished scientists, and knows essentially everyone in the field.

Keywords

Information Retrieval Factor Space Rule Base System Schedule Program Astrophysics Data System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Kurtz
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  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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