Developing a Framework for Assessing Information Quality on the World Wide Web

Shirlee-ann Knight, Janice Burn
InSITE 2005  •  Volume 5  •  2005
The rapid growth of the Internet as an environment for information exchange and the lack of enforceable standards regarding the information it contains has lead to numerous information qual ity problems. A major issue is the inability of Search Engine technology to wade through the vast expanse of questionable content and return "quality" results to a user's query. This paper attempts to address some of the issues involved in determining what quality is, as it pertains to information retrieval on the Internet. The IQIP model is presented as an approach to managing the choice and implementation of quality related algorithms of an Internet crawling Search Engine.
Information Quality, IQIP, Data Quality, Information Retrieval, Search Engines
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