By D. Alan Cruse (auth.), Rebecca Green, Carol A. Bean, Sung Hyon Myaeng (eds.)
The genesis of this quantity used to be the participation of the editors in an ACMlSIGIR (Association for Computing Machinery/Special curiosity team on details Retrieval) workshop entitled "Beyond be aware family" (Hetzler, 1997). This workshop tested a few dating kinds with value for info retrieval past the normal topic-matching courting. From this shared participation got here the belief for an edited quantity on relationships, with chapters to be solicited from researchers and practitioners during the global. eventually, one quantity turned volumes. the 1st quantity, Relationships within the association of data (Bean & eco-friendly, two hundred I), examines the position of relationships in wisdom association thought and perform, with emphasis given to thesaural relationships and integration throughout structures, languages, cultures, and disciplines. This moment quantity examines relationships in a broader array of contexts. the 2 volumes can be obvious as partners, every one informing the opposite. As with the better half quantity, we're particularly thankful to the authors who willingly accredited demanding situations of house and time to provide chapters that summarize huge our bodies of analysis. the worth of the amount essentially is living within the caliber of the person chapters. In naming this quantity The Semantics of Relationships: An Interdisciplinary standpoint, we would have liked to focus on the truth that relationships are usually not simply empty connectives. Relationships represent vital conceptual devices and make major contributions to meaning.