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Tip: Understanding Rank

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When you do a search, you can sort the results bibliographically alphabetical or by “rank”. What is Rank?

Rank refers to the search engine’s “best guess” as to the relevance of the result to the search you specified. The exact method of ranking used varies a bit depending on the search. In its most basic level, when you specify a single search term, rank looks at the density of the matches for the word in the document, and how close to the beginning of the document they appear as a measure of importance to the paper’s topic. The documents with the most matches and where the term is deemed to have the most importance, have the highest “relevance” and are ranked first (presented first).

When you specify more than one term to appear anywhere in the article, the method is similar, but the search engine looks at how many of those terms appear, and how close together they appear, how close to the beginning of the document, and can even take into account the relative rarity of the search terms and their density in the retrieved file, where infrequent terms count more heavily than common terms.

To see a simple example of this, search for the words (not the phrase, so no quotes):

unconscious communications

Look at the density of matches in each document on the first page of the hits. Then go to the last page of matched documents, and observe the density of matches within the documents.

A more complex search illustrates this nicely with a single page and only 15 matches:

counter*tr* w/25 “liv* out” w/25 enact*

There are a lot of word forms and variants of the words (due to the * wildcards) above that can match, but the proximity (w/25) clause limits the potential for matching. What’s interesting here though is how easily you can see the match density decrease as you view down the short list.

The end result of selecting order by rank is that the search engine’s best “guess” as to which articles are more relevant appear higher on the list than less relevant articles.

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de Pichon Rivière, A.A. (1958). Lebovici, S. et Diatkine, R.: ETUDE DES FANTASIES CHEZ L'ENFANT. (Estudio de las fantasías infantiles). “Revue Francaise de Psychoanalyse”, 1954, 108. Rev. psicoanál., 15(1-2):191.

(1958). Revista de Psicoanálisis, 15(1-2):191

Lebovici, S. et Diatkine, R.: ETUDE DES FANTASIES CHEZ L'ENFANT. (Estudio de las fantasías infantiles). “Revue Francaise de Psychoanalyse”, 1954, 108

Review by:
A. A. de Pichon Rivière

Luego de ofrecer un resumen de los conceptos de Freud S., Freud A., Klein, Isaacs y Glover sobre la génesis y destino ulterior de las fantasías inconscientes y conscientes y de definirlos según cada uno de los autores citados, expone sus propios puntos de vista.

Apoyándose en material clínico (en especial en el análisis de una niña de 4 años del que relata 40 sesiones), señala la necesidad de distinguir suficientemente entre fantasías alucinadas generalmente defensivas (producidas por un yo bastante organizado y con carácter amnésico), de las fantasías inconscientes (surgidas de las experiencias vividas durante los primeros días y meses de vida, y con carácter amnésico). Ha observado que durante el análisis de niños la relación transferencial lleva a la producción de dos tipos de fantasías:

a)   Agresivas orales y anales, de introyección, expulsión e intercambio con objetos buenos o malos en niños en los que el yo no está todavía constituido;

b)   Fantasías genitales que regresan rápidamente a estadios anteriores, en niños de más edad.

Claro que este material es más o menos evidente o deformado si se trata de análisis tempranos, de latentes o de pre-púberes.

Los juegos y dibujos que el niño realiza durante el tratamiento analítico tienen un número restringido de temas que son el contenido latente del material producido, constituyendo para el A.

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