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Dissertation Information for Joseph William Janes

NAME:
- Joseph William Janes
- (Alias) Joseph Janes

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- Syracuse University (USA) (1989)

ADVISORS:
- Robert Oddy

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Jeffrey H. Katzer
- Michael Eisenberg
- Susan Monica Bonzi

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: Toward a search theory of information

Abstract: Search theory is a branch of operations research developed during and after the Second World War, originally motivated by problems of searching for ships at sea but more recently applied to other types of search, both search and rescue operations as well as academic, theoretical uses. Very few attempts have been made to apply this body of literature which studies the problems of search to the search for information, and none of these attempts has been very satisfying. An initial case for the application of this theory to the search for information is made by studying basic similarities between the two domains. An extensive review of work in search theory, theoretical and applied, is given, followed by a review of the literature on searching for information. A methodology for studying this proposed application is presented, as follows: a conceptually organized spatial model for information contained in documents is developed, and the body of search theory, specifically referring to search strategy and detection probabilities, is applied to this model. The results of this application are presented and explored. Finally, these findings are evaluated by a series of criteria, and further research, both theoretical and experimental, is suggested.

MPACT Scores for Joseph William Janes

A = 2
C = 7
A+C = 9
T = 12
G = 2
W = 10
TD = 7
TA = 1
calculated 2012-08-14 19:02:53

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Students under Joseph William Janes

ADVISEES:
- Anne Gilliland-Swetland - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1995)
- Lorri M. Mon - University of Washington, Seattle (2006)

COMMITTEESHIPS:
- Victor Janvier Bikai-Nyunai - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1990)
- Mengxiong Liu - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1990)
- Lynn Westbrook - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1995)
- Jerry P. Miller - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1995)
- Carol Ann Hughes - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1996)
- Kristene Unsworth - University of Washington, Seattle (2010)
- Eric Matthew Meyers - University of Washington, Seattle (2011)