Selected Papers of Karen Sparck Jones

Selected Papers of Karen Sparck Jones

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The modern fields of information retrieval and computational linguistics reflect the significant contributions of one researcher, Karen Sparck Jones (1935-2007), a dominant figure in both fields. Her work is characterized by a strong inclination to learn about language from usage as well as by a careful and thorough approach to experimental evaluation.Collected here are all of Sparck Jones' major works, spanning four decades. Advances in computer performance and the increasing availability of electronic text have helped realize her early research ideas, and her ideas continue to stimulate ground-breaking work. Sparck Jones lived long enough to plan this volume and draft its introduction, now completed by Ann Copestake and Stephen Robertson.
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  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Stanford, United States
  • English
  • 1575865696
  • 9781575865690

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"Today, anyone who uses Google to hunt for information on the World Wide Web is making use of fundamental research conducted by Karen Sparck Jones which began in the 1950s and is now woven into the fabric of computing." - Independent(UK)"
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About Karen Sparck Jones

Ann Copestake is a university lecturer and reader at the University of Cambridge and senior researcher at CSLI. Stephen Robertson runs the Information Retrieval and Analysis group at Microsoft Research and is professor in the Department of Information Science at the City University of London.
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