Information Storage and Retrieval Systems: Theory and Implementation / Edition 2

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This book provides a theoretical and practical explanation of the latest advancements in information retrieval and their application to existing systems. It takes a system approach, discussing all aspects of an Information Retrieval System.
The major difference between this book and the first edition is the addition to this text of descriptions of the automated indexing of multimedia documents, as items in information retrieval are now considered to be a combination of text along with graphics, audio, image and video data types. The growth of the Internet and the availability of enormous volumes of data in digital form have necessitated intense interest in techniques to assist the user in locating data.
The importance of the Internet and its associated hypertext linked structure are put into perspective as a new type of information retrieval data structure. The total system approach also includes discussion of the human interface and the importance of information visualization for identification of relevant information. With the availability of large quantities of multi-media on the Internet (audio, video, images), Information Retrieval Systems need to address multi-modal retrieval.
The primary use of this book is as a college text on Information Retrieval Systems. But in addition to the theoretical aspects, the book maintains a theme of practicality that puts into perspective the importance and utilization of the theory in systems that are being used by anyone on the Internet. The student will gain an understanding of what is achievable using existing technologies and deficient areas that warrant additional research. The text provides coverage of all of the major aspects of information retrieval and has sufficient detail to allow students to implement a simple Information Retrieval System.

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A college textbook with theoretical and practical explanations of recent developments in information retrieval and their application to existing systems. Kowalski, with the Central Intelligence Agency, and Maybury, with a private company, take a systems approach and put the Internet and its associated hypertext linked structure into perspective as a new type of information retrieval data structure. They explore what is achievable using existing technologies and the deficient areas that warrant additional research at enough detail that students should be able to implement a simple information retrieval system. No date is noted for the first edition; the second describes the automated indexing of multimedia documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792379249
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: The Information Retrieval Series, #8
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction to Information Retrieval Systems. 2. Information Retrieval System Capabilities. 3. Cataloging and Indexing. 4. Data Structure. 5. Automatic Indexing. 6. Document and Term Clustering. 7. User Search Techniques. 8. Information Visualization. 9. Text Search Algorithms. 10. Multimedia Information Retrieval. 11. Information System Evaluation. References. Subject Index.

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