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Author Weitz, Stefan.

Title Search : how the data explosion makes us smarter / Stefan Weitz.

Publication Info. Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion, books + media, [2014]


Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series The Greenhouse collection
Summary "Search is as old as language. We've always needed to find something in the jumble of human creation. The first web was nothing more than passing verbal histories down the generations so others could find and remember how not to get eaten; the first search used the power of written language to build simple indexes in printed books, leading to the Dewey Decimal system and reverse indices in more modern times. Then digital happened. Besides having profound societal impacts, it also made the act of searching almost impossibly complex for both engines and searchers. Information isn't just words; it is pictures, videos, thoughts tagged with geocode data, routes, physical world data, and, increasingly, the machines themselves reporting their condition and listening to others'. Search: How the Data Explosion Makes Us Smarter holds up a mirror to our time to see if search can keep up. Author Stefan Weitz explores the idea of access to help readers understand how we are inventing new ways to search and access data through devices in more places and with more capabilities. We are at the cusp of imbuing our generation with superpowers, but only if we fundamentally rethink what search is, how people can use it, and what we should demand of it. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What search will see -- How search will act -- What search will do -- What search will be -- What search will bring us -- What holds search back : the technology -- What holds search back : the business -- A time to believe.
Note Print version record.
Subject Search engines.
Information retrieval.
Information storage and retrieval systems.
Information behavior.
Human-computer interaction.
Technological forecasting.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
Human-computer interaction. (OCoLC)fst00963494
Information behavior. (OCoLC)fst01737153
Information retrieval. (OCoLC)fst00972619
Information storage and retrieval systems. (OCoLC)fst00972781
Search engines. (OCoLC)fst01110372
Technological forecasting. (OCoLC)fst01144998
Suchmaschine. (DE-588)4423007-2
Information Retrieval. (DE-588)4072803-1
Zukunft. (DE-588)4068097-6
Informationsverhalten. (DE-588)4123428-5
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Weitz, Stefan. Search 9781629560342 (DLC) 2014028903 (OCoLC)890127782
ISBN 9781629560359 electronic bk.
1629560359 electronic bk.
9781629560366 (enhanced ebook)

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