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The domain-oriented characterisation

We do not include in the modular model a detailed characterisation space for the domain-oriented characterisation. The development of a suitable characterisation of information by its subject is the key issue in the field of Information Retrieval.4.16 With respect to the geometry of a domain-oriented characterisation space, in the area of Information Retrieval, `concept maps' are developed with a geometry and a sensible notion of distance [Salton, 1983]. Therefore, we assume that there will be a suitable domain-oriented typology available to characterise the scientific content of the information. (As an illustration, some of the terms we used are given in table 4.1.)