Talk:Profiling (information science)

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Should it be social profiling? check this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profiling —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lsoares (talkcontribs) 18:18, 16 May 2011 (UTC)


There must be a better title for this article than "profiling practices". -- The Anome (talk) 04:40, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Which title would you propose then? Nabeth (talk) 09:17, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
I've now moved it to population profiling, which is I believe to be the most common currently used term for the topic of this article, and seems reasonable, because the subjects of profiling in this case are the members of members of human populations. An alternative might be demographic profiling, although that tends to deal with population groups en masse, rather than identifying specific individuals as members of groups. -- The Anome (talk) 18:34, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
I believe that population profiling is too narrow for this page since it only refers to group profiling. This page is also about individual profiling (infering a profile about a particular individual, to be used later for instance for personalisation). On the other hand, this page is indeed ablout profiling people, at the group and individual level, something that should at some point be indicated in the title.--Nabeth (talk) 11:46, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
It certainly needs a better name than "profiling practices". "Population profiling" was the best I could come up with. If the article is really about two subtly different but closely related sub-topics -- which might explain why it is currenty somewhat difficult to read -- perhaps it should be factored into two different articles, one on group profiling and another on individual profiling, with this article reduced to a short article explaining the relationship between the two within their overall field? -- The Anome (talk) 13:02, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes indeed, there is something to be done here. The individual and group dimension are indeed present, and indicated in some of the subtitles: 'Individual and group profiles'. I also thought at some point at splitting in two different pages, but I would suggest in a first stage to let the idea maturing a little bit before doing it (creating two pages). Clarification in this page on the other hand about this could be useful. --Nabeth (talk) 12:43, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I corrected back 'Further Reading' to references. Because they are full reference of journal papers and books cited in the page, and not further readings. In Notes, you have now conference papers and others references. TO DO: move the notes to the main References section (when someone has the time to do it!)--Nabeth (talk) 16:54, 13 March 2009 (UTC)