The domain information is
a collection of knowledge and information about
the subject domain the web covers. This
includes information that the users of the web will encounter and
information the web developers need to design or implement a web.
For example, a web
offering modems for sale might draw
on a variety of information about the use, mechanics,
principles, and specifications for modems. While not
all this information would necessarily be made
available to the users of the web, this domain
knowledge may be helpful for the web developers to
have so that they understand how this knowledge is
structured and the vocabulary and concepts associated with it.
Often, domain knowledge makes a good
complement to the information the web already offers.
For example, a modem manufacturer with a good
collection of modem facts might find that interested
buyers visit that web for technical information about
modems and, in the course of this visit, be informed
of a company's products.
Gather all the domain information
needed in a central place (physical library
and/or online web).
Verify domain information using rigorous
checks, particularly if the information is
used in research or education.
Plan for the collaborative
development and maintenance of domain information
in large organizations.
resources: for identifying
online domain information.
the Association for Computing Machinery's
Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval.
This index will help you find out about information
retrieval technologies and related information resources.