Overview of content related to 'medical subject headings' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1384/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=david%20nichols&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en SIGIR '97 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/sigir97 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue11/sigir97#author1">David Nichols</a> reports on the follow-on conference SIGIR '97.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>SIGIR is a well established technical conference and a little daunting for those hangers-on from Digital Libraries '97 who did not have a background in information retrieval. It was good, therefore, that the opening Salton Award lecture by Tefko Saracevic of Rutgers University made us feel at home with a talk entitled <cite>Users Lost</cite>. He described the history of the field and, what he felt, was a split in the early 80s between the technical algorithm-based side and the user-oriented side.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/sigir97" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue11 event report david nichols british library oclc princeton university rutgers university university of california berkeley university of glasgow algorithm data database digital library information retrieval lexical database medical subject headings metadata research search technology visualisation wordnet Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 403 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk