Modern Information Retrieval

Modern Information Retrieval : The Concepts and Technology behind Search

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This is a rigorous and complete textbook for a first course on information retrieval from the computer science perspective. It provides an up-to-date student oriented treatment of information retrieval including extensive coverage of new topics such as web retrieval, web crawling, open source search engines and user interfaces. From parsing to indexing, clustering to classification, retrieval to ranking, and user feedback to retrieval evaluation, all of the most important concepts are carefully introduced and exemplified. The contents and structure of the book have been carefully designed by the two main authors, with individual contributions coming from leading international authorities in the field, including Yoelle Maarek, Senior Director of Yahoo! Research Israel; Dulce Ponceleon IBM Research; and Malcolm Slaney, Yahoo Research USA.This completely reorganized, revised and enlarged second edition of Modern Information Retrieval contains many new chapters and double the number of pages and bibliographic references of the first edition, and a companion website www.mir2ed.org with teaching material. It will prove invaluable to students, professors, researchers, practitioners, and scholars of this fascinating field of information retrieval.show more

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  • Paperback | 944 pages
  • 172.72 x 238.76 x 48.26mm | 1,655.6g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0321416910
  • 9780321416919
  • 127,217

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This book aims at providing a thorough and updated introduction to the key Information Retrieval (IR) concepts and technologies behind search engines. In the modern online world, seeking and finding information of value is of paramount importance and, for this, people often refer to search engines because of their inherent effectiveness and simplicity. Search engines work because they are anchored on the field of IR - the primary goal of an IR system is to retrieve all the documents that are relevant to a user information query, while retrieving as few non-relevant documents as possible. This ambitious view of the problem naturally leads to a wealth of concepts and technologies, which are required to implement the search box paradigm. From parsing to indexing, clustering to classification, retrieval to ranking, and user feedback to retrieval evaluation, all of the most important concepts are carefully introduced and exemplified. The contents and structure of the book have been carefully designed by the two main authors, and the contributions of Eric Brown, Carlos Castillo, Marcos Goncalves, David Hawking, Marti Hearst, Mounia Lalmas, Yoelle Maarek, Christian Middleton, Gonzalo Navarro, Dulce Ponceleon, Edie Rasmussen, Malcolm Slaney, and Nivio Ziviani greatly enrich the text with individual expertise from leaders in the field. This completely reorganized, revised and enlarged second edition of Modern Information Retrieval contains four new chapters and double the number of pages and bibliographic references of the first edition, and a companion website with teaching material. It will prove invaluable to students, professors, researchers, practitioners, and scholars of this fascinating field of IRshow more

Table of contents

ContentsPreface Acknowledgements 1 Introduction 2 User Interfaces for Search by Marti Hearst3 Modeling 4 Retrieval Evaluation 5 Relevance Feedback and Query Expansion 6 Documents: Languages & Properties with Gonzalo Navarro and Nivio Ziviani7 Queries: Languages & Properties with Gonzalo Navarro8 Text Classification with Marcos Goncalves9 Indexing and Searching with Gonzalo Navarro10 Parallel and Distributed IR with Eric Brown11 Web Retrieval with Yoelle Maarek12 Web Crawling with Carlos Castillo13 Structured Text Retrieval with Mounia Lalmas14 Multimedia Information Retrieval by Dulce Ponceleon and Malcolm Slaney15 Enterprise Search by David Hawking16 Library Systems by Edie Rasmussen17 Digital Libraries by Marcos Goncalves A Open Source Search Engines with Christian MiddletonB Biographies Bibliography Indexshow more

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