Context Modelling

The importance of information context: “When we retrieve a document, we may know who wrote it, when it was written and where it resides, but we have little or no insight into its creation, its evolution, how it has been used, how well it performed or what it was intended to do. Intent is of particular note: it not only describes issues around the content, but issues about understanding the context of the information requester. Search engines, for example, must glean intent from one or two words entered into a search box on a Web page. They do not, however, understand the context of the requester, nor do they attempt to leverage the context of the documents to increase the search relevancy.” – Daniel Rasmus, Forrester Research, Inc., 8/2002.

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