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Relevance: The whole history

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Relevance: The whole history
Abstract
Relevance is a fundamental, though not completely understood, concept for documentation, information science, and information retrieval. This article presents the history of relevance through an exhaustive review of the literature. Such history being very complex (about 160 papers are discussed), it is not simple to describe it in a comprehensible way. Thus, first of all a framework for establishing a common ground is defined, and then the history itself is illustrated via the presentation in chronological order of the papers on relevance. The history is divided into three periods (“Before 1958,” “1959–1976,” and “1977–present”) and, inside each period, the papers on relevance are analyzed under seven different aspects (methodological foundations, different kinds of relevance, beyond-topical criteria adopted by users, modes for expression of the relevance judgment, dynamic nature of relevance, types of document representation, and agreement among different judges). © 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Journal of the American Society for Information Science
Volume
48
Issue
9
Pages
810-832
Date
1997
Language
en
DOI
10.1002/(SICI)1097-4571(199709)48:93.0.CO;2-U
ISSN
1097-4571
Short Title
Relevance
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Wiley Online Library
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Copyright © 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Citation
Mizzaro, S. (1997). Relevance: The whole history. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 48(9), 810–832. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1097-4571(199709)48:9<810::AID-ASI6>3.0.CO;2-U
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