Data Retrieval = Text Retrieval?

Maryam Bugaje, Gobinda Chowdhury

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Due to the comparatively more recent emergence of data retrieval systems than text-based search engines, the former have still yet to achieve similar maturity in terms of standards and techniques. Most of the existing solutions for data retriev-al are more or less makeshift adaptations of text retrieval systems rather than pur-pose-built solutions specially designed to cater to the particular peculiarities, sub-tleties, and unique requirements of research datasets. In this paper we probe into the key differences between text and data retrieval that bear practical relevance to the retrieval question; these differences we demonstrate by evaluating some rep-resentative examples of research data repositories as well as presenting findings from previous studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming Digital Worlds
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference, iConference 2018, Sheffield, UK, March 25-28, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsGobinda Chowdhury, Julie Mcleod, Val Gillet, Peter Willet
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319781051
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2018
EventiConference 2018: Transforming Digital Worlds - University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Mar 201828 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameTransforming Digital Worlds
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceiConference 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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