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Identifying Concepts For Web Searching

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Web searchers need to be skilled in identifying the concepts inherent in the search questions. In parsing the question, the searcher will note one or two core concepts, and any supportive or descriptive concepts. The searcher can work with these to emphasize a dominant concept, refine by adding supporting concepts, or expand a concept with alternate spellings or word variations.

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  • 1. 
    Search Quest: find instructions for making homemade Christmas tree ornaments. How many concepts are involved?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 2. 
    Search Quest: What are the best everyday foods that lower cholesterol? There are three concepts here: cholesterol, lowering, and foods (or diet). Which of these is least important?
    • A. 

  • 3. 
    Search Quest: treatment for earaches in adults or the elderly. Which of these four concepts should be expanded to allow for alternate spellings or word variants?
    • A. 

      Adults

    • B. 

      Treatment

    • C. 

      Earaches

    • D. 

      Elderly

  • 4. 
    Search Quest: treatment for earaches in adults or the elderly. Which of these four concepts could be dropped?
    • A. 

      Adults

    • B. 

      Treatment

    • C. 

      Earaches

    • D. 

      Elderly

  • 5. 
    Search Quest: to identify reasonably priced small hotels in central Istanbul. Which concept do you think will be the hardest to capture?
    • A. 

      Reasonably priced

    • B. 

      Small

    • C. 

      Central Istanbul