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Algorithming the Algorithm

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Algorithming the Algorithm. / Mahnke, Martina; Uprichard, Emma.

Society of the Query Reader: Reflections on Web Search. Vol. #9 Amsterdam, 2014. p. 256-270.

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Harvard

Mahnke, M & Uprichard, E 2014, Algorithming the Algorithm. in Society of the Query Reader: Reflections on Web Search. vol. #9, Amsterdam, pp. 256-270. <http://networkcultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SotQreader_def_scribd.pdf>

APA

Mahnke, M., & Uprichard, E. (2014). Algorithming the Algorithm. In Society of the Query Reader: Reflections on Web Search (Vol. #9, pp. 256-270). http://networkcultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SotQreader_def_scribd.pdf

Vancouver

Mahnke M, Uprichard E. Algorithming the Algorithm. In Society of the Query Reader: Reflections on Web Search. Vol. #9. Amsterdam. 2014. p. 256-270

Author

Mahnke, Martina ; Uprichard, Emma. / Algorithming the Algorithm. Society of the Query Reader: Reflections on Web Search. Vol. #9 Amsterdam, 2014. pp. 256-270

Bibtex

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