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Penelusuran Informasi Ilmiah Secara Online: Perlakuan Terhadap Seorang Pencari Informasi Sebagai Real User

Author(s): Hasugian, Jonner

Journal: Pustaha
ISSN 1858-1447

Volume: 02;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: information retrieval | information professional | recall and precision

The presence of intermediary, such as information professional, or information broker able of providing service to search scientific information through exploration from several database is needed progressively. The role of intermediary in information searching is felt to be more important, because information need by people increases over time, even day to day. The information retrieval in database requires some strategy and techniques of exploration. Both strategy and technique of searching will include the activity of identifying information need, building query and formulating, selecting the appropriate database, and evaluating. Making reference to such strategy, experiment on information retrieval system conducted to one real user of information seeker get the optimal result. This is evident in which the document taken based on eight queries gets the highest precision i.e., 0.68, with averagely 68.37%. It means, 68.37% of document gained by the subject will be relevant to subject needed by information seeker. Such precision figure can be used as indicator to state the database used in this research, i.e., Science ProQuest Agriculture Journals which USU Library is subscribing in addition to relevant database used by agricultural researcher that will be also relevant to be used by researchers in technological field of fishery result.
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