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Retrieving information from job postings

Nijmeijer, A.K. (2002) Retrieving information from job postings. Master's Thesis / Essay, Computing Science.

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Despite the expectations, computerized automation has not made paper work superfluous. Paper has stayed an important carrier of information within the computerized society. On the contrary, new services are being built around paper work, Leading to a more intimate coupling of paper and computer to obtain more and better knowledge. A typical example is in job advertisements.The printed job posting in daily and weekly journals reaches a large and often anonymous audience in a cheap and easy manner at random Locations. This has always been true, but computerized services have been developed to allow the applicant to obtain more and contemporary information, while the publisher needs to review his market share for a daily feedback on strategic issues. Datamarts on companies and vacancies have come into use, where a fast access to immense datasets are coupled to easy access mechanisms. In other words,the print/machine interface has become a cruciaL part of a newly deveLoping value network. The thesis handles on the transformation of information hidden in printed advertisements into information structured in a computer database. Such a high quality database will serves to support other services, elsewhere in the value chain. The research has started at a moment, where Legions of Low-skilled people were retyping advertisements into the computer database. It recounts the strategic and tactical decisions, that were necessary to improve, accelerate and streamline the process without disturbing the on-going operation. The research has been performed at the Groningen location of Matchcare Information Services.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Computing Science
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:30
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:30

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