- An Exploratory Paradigm for Online Information Retrieval
- In: B. C. Brookes (ed.) Intelligent Information Systems for the Information Society (Proceedings of the Sixth International Research Forum in Information Science (IRFIS 6), Frascati, Italy, September 16-18, 1985, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1986) pp. 91-99
- An Evaluation of Retrieval Effectiveness for a Full-Text Document-Retrieval System
- Communications of the ACM, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 289-299. (with M. E. Maron) ACM
An evaluation of a large, operational full-text document-retrieval system (containing roughly 350,000 pages of text) shows the system to be retrieving less than 20 percent of the documents relevant to a particular search. The findings are discussed in terms of the theory and practice of full-text document retrieval.
- The Knowledge Executive
- cf. "Information as Resource" (1982)
- Cognitive Psychology: An Essay in Cognitive Science
- Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
- The Prospects for Psychological Science in Human-Computer Interaction
- Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 1, no. 3 (September 1985) pp. 209-242. (with Stuart K. Card at Xerox PARC)
This paper discusses the prospects of psychology playing a significant role in the progress of human-computer interaction. In any field, hard science (science that is mathematical or otherwise technical) has a tendency to drive out softer sciences, even if the softer sciences have important contributions to make. It is possible that, as computer science and artificial intelligence contributions to human-computer interaction mature, this could happen to psychology. It is suggested that this trend might be prevented by hardening the applicable psychological science. This approach, however, has been critized on the grounds that the resulting body of knowledge would be too low level, too limited in scope, too late to affect computer technology, and too difficult to apply. The prospects for overcoming each of these obstacles are analyzed here.
- Refer to References at ACM Portal to be convinced that cognitive approach to CHI is of recent origin, almost starting from the 80s or late 70s.
- is a work of "retrospective futurism" in which Smart Mobs author Howard Rheingold looked at the history of computing and then attempted to predict what the networked world might look like in the mid-1990s. The book covers the groundbreaking work of thinkers like Alan Turing, John von Neumann, and J.C.R. Licklider, as well as Xerox PARC, Apple Computer, and Microsoft (when Microsoft was "aiming for the hundred-million-dollar category"). Rheingold wrote that the impetus behind Tools for Thought was to understand where "mind-amplifying technology" was going by understanding where it came from.
- Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
- with Simon Schaffer
- received prestigious Erasmus Prize in 2005.
- ``His other honors include the J.D. Bernal Prize and the Ludwik Fleck Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science, the Robert K. Merton Prize of the American Sociological Association, the Herbert Dingle Prize of the British Society for the History of Science, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.``
- The Scientific Revolution (1996)
- history of ideas
- Beyond IQ: A Triarchic Theory of Human Intelligence
- Cambridge University Press, New York
- The proliferation of "intelligences" he has been suggesting followed the lead of Howard Gardner (1983) and has been copied by other theorists who have been coming up with related notions (e.g., Daniel Goleman, 1995 - "Emotional intelligence").
- Sternberg's third subtheory of intelligence, called practical or contextual, "deals with the mental activity involved in attaining fit to context." Through the three processes of adaptation, shaping, and selection, individuals create an ideal fit between themselves and their environment. This type of intelligence is often referred to as "street smarts."
- Intelligence, information processing,and analogical reasoning: The componential analysis of human abilities. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ, 1977
- Metaphors of mind: Conceptions of the nature of intelligence. Cambridge University Press, New York, 1990
- "A Triarchic View of Giftedness: Theory and Practice." In N. Coleangelo & G. A. Davis (eds.), Handbook of Gifted Education, pp. 43-53. Allyn and Bacon, Boston, MA, 1997.
- Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church
- Described the reasons behind his own gradual shift away from his fundamentalist/evangelical background toward the Anglican tradition. Webber faced an enormous amount of criticism from evangelicals in response to this book. Nevertheless, his work was highly influential, and his ideas grew in popularity in evangelical circles.
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