ISBN-10:
0321416910
ISBN-13:
9780321416919
Pub. Date:
02/14/2011
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Modern Information Retrieval: The Concepts and Technology behind Search / Edition 2

Modern Information Retrieval: The Concepts and Technology behind Search / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780321416919
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 02/14/2011
Pages: 944
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Ricardo Baeza-Yates received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1989. In 1992 and 1996, he was elected president of the Chilean Computer Science Society. In 1993, he received the Organization of American States award for yound researcher in exact sciences. He has several papers in various journals and is a member of ACM, AMS, EATCS, IEEE, SCC and SIAM. He is currently a full professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Chile, Santiago.

Berthier Ribeiro-Neto reveived his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995. He is involved with various research projects financed by Braziliam agencies; the two main projects deal with wireless information systems and video on demand. He has chaired distinguished conferences in South America and is a member of ACM, IEEE and ASIS. He is currently an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.



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PREFACE:

Information retrieval (IR) has changed considerably in recent years with the expansion of the World Wide Web and the advent of modern and inexpensive graphical user interfaces and mass storage devices. As a result., traditional IR textbooks have become quite out of date and this has led to the introduction of new IR books. Nevertheless, we believe that there is still great need for a book that approaches the field in a rigorous and complete way from a computer-science perspective (as opposed to a user-centered perspective). This book is an effort to partially fulfill this gap and should be useful for a first course on information retrieval as well as for a graduate course on the topic.

The book comprises two portions which complement and balance each other. The core portion includes nine chapters authored or co-authored by the designers of the book. The second portion, which is fully integrated with the first, is formed by six state-of-the-art chapters written by leading researchers in their fields. The same notation and glossary are used in all the chapters. Thus, despite the fact that several people have contributed to the text, this book is really much more a textbook than an edited collection of chapters written by separate authors. Furthermore, unlike a collection of chapters, we have carefully designed the contents and organization of the book to present a cohesive view of all the important aspects of modern information retrieval.

From IR models to indexing text, from IR visual tools and interfaces to the Web, from IR. multimedia to digital libraries, the book provides both breadth of coverage and richness of detail. It is our hope that, given the nowclear relevance and significance of information retrieval to modern society. the book will contribute to further disseminate the study of the discipline at information science, computer science, and library science departments throughout the world.

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Santiago, Chile
Berthier Ribeiro-Neto. Belo Horizonte, Brazil
January, 1999



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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1 Introduction

2 User Interfaces for Search by Marti Hearst

3 Modeling

4 Retrieval Evaluation

5 Relevance Feedback and Query Expansion

6 Documents: Languages & Properties with Gonzalo Navarro and Nivio Ziviani

7 Queries: Languages & Properties with Gonzalo Navarro

8 Text Classification with Marcos Gon¸calves

9 Indexing and Searching with Gonzalo Navarro

10 Parallel and Distributed IR with Eric Brown

11 Web Retrieval with Yoelle Maarek

12 Web Crawling with Carlos Castillo

13 Structured Text Retrieval with Mounia Lalmas

14 Multimedia Information Retrieval by Dulce Poncele´on and Malcolm Slaney

15 Enterprise Search by David Hawking

16 Library Systems by Edie Rasmussen

17 Digital Libraries by Marcos Gon¸calves

A Open Source Search Engines with Christian Middleton

B Biographies

Bibliography

Index

Preface

PREFACE:

Information retrieval (IR) has changed considerably in recent years with the expansion of the World Wide Web and the advent of modern and inexpensive graphical user interfaces and mass storage devices. As a result., traditional IR textbooks have become quite out of date and this has led to the introduction of new IR books. Nevertheless, we believe that there is still great need for a book that approaches the field in a rigorous and complete way from a computer-science perspective (as opposed to a user-centered perspective). This book is an effort to partially fulfill this gap and should be useful for a first course on information retrieval as well as for a graduate course on the topic.

The book comprises two portions which complement and balance each other. The core portion includes nine chapters authored or co-authored by the designers of the book. The second portion, which is fully integrated with the first, is formed by six state-of-the-art chapters written by leading researchers in their fields. The same notation and glossary are used in all the chapters. Thus, despite the fact that several people have contributed to the text, this book is really much more a textbook than an edited collection of chapters written by separate authors. Furthermore, unlike a collection of chapters, we have carefully designed the contents and organization of the book to present a cohesive view of all the important aspects of modern information retrieval.

From IR models to indexing text, from IR visual tools and interfaces to the Web, from IR. multimedia to digital libraries, the book provides both breadth of coverage and richness of detail. It is our hope that, given thenowclear relevance and significance of information retrieval to modern society. the book will contribute to further disseminate the study of the discipline at information science, computer science, and library science departments throughout the world.

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Santiago, Chile
Berthier Ribeiro-Neto. Belo Horizonte, Brazil
January, 1999



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