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search terms and other confusions<br />Anne Welsh<br />Department of Information Studies<br />
MEDIATED SEARCH<br />
NOT *ALWAYS* A POSITIVE IMAGE<br />
“Are you sure this thing understands apostrophes?”<br />
WHAT THE LIBRARIAN SAW<br />CONTROLLING THE [SEARCH] VOCABULARY<br />
“I’m looking for information on types of weed”<br />
“Are you a keen gardener?”<br />
User interrogation for disambiguation<br />
Argot / Homonyms<br />
Synonyms<br />
Synonyms<br />
Catalogue rules, OK?<br />
“Fuzzy” / Soft Terms<br />
“What does she mean, it’s not on the Internet?”<br />
The Internet is vast, with infinite relationships<br />
SKOS attempts to map these<br />
Who controls the web vocabulary?<br />LCSH (above): FAMILY VIOLENCE (neutral tone)<br />Feminist Library: VIOLENCE AGAINST...
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  1. 1. search terms and other confusions<br />Anne Welsh<br />Department of Information Studies<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. MEDIATED SEARCH<br />
  4. 4. NOT *ALWAYS* A POSITIVE IMAGE<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. “Are you sure this thing understands apostrophes?”<br />
  7. 7. WHAT THE LIBRARIAN SAW<br />CONTROLLING THE [SEARCH] VOCABULARY<br />
  8. 8. “I’m looking for information on types of weed”<br />
  9. 9. “Are you a keen gardener?”<br />
  10. 10. User interrogation for disambiguation<br />
  11. 11. Argot / Homonyms<br />
  12. 12. Synonyms<br />
  13. 13. Synonyms<br />
  14. 14. Catalogue rules, OK?<br />
  15. 15. “Fuzzy” / Soft Terms<br />
  16. 16. “What does she mean, it’s not on the Internet?”<br />
  17. 17. The Internet is vast, with infinite relationships<br />
  18. 18. SKOS attempts to map these<br />
  19. 19. Who controls the web vocabulary?<br />LCSH (above): FAMILY VIOLENCE (neutral tone)<br />Feminist Library: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (political statement)<br />Are we “victims” or “survivors” of violence?<br />
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