Lectures on Information Retrieval

Third European Summer-School, ESSIR 2000 Varenna, Italy, September 11–15, 2000 Revised Lectures

  • Maristella Agosti
  • Fabio Crestani
  • Gabriella Pasi
Textbook ESSIR 2000

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1980)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. C. J. Keith van Rijsbergen
    Pages 1-20
  3. Norbert Fuhr
    Pages 21-50
  4. Carol Peters, Páraic Sheridan
    Pages 51-80
  5. Stephen Robertson
    Pages 81-92
  6. John P. Eakins
    Pages 111-138
  7. Ingeborg Torvik Sølvberg
    Pages 139-156
  8. Peter Ingwersen
    Pages 157-178
  9. Fabio Crestani, Mounia Lalmas
    Pages 179-206
  10. Gloria Bordogna, Gabriella Pasi
    Pages 207-241
  11. Maristella Agosti, Massimo Melucci
    Pages 242-285
  12. Yves Chiaramella
    Pages 286-309
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 311-311

About this book


Information Retrieval (IR) is concerned with the effective and efficient retrieval of information based on its semantic content. The central problem in IR is the quest to find the set of relevant documents, among a large collection containing the information sought, satisfying a user's information need usually expressed in a natural language query. Documents may be objects or items in any medium: text, image, audio, or indeed a mixture of all three. This book presents 12 revised lectures given at the Third European Summer School in Information Retrieval, ESSIR 2000, held at the Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy, in September 2000. The first part of the book is devoted to the foundation of IR and related areas; the second part on advanced topics addresses various current issues, from usability aspects to Web searching and browsing.


Information retrieval Web information retrieval browsing digital libraries document search image retrieval indexing information information extraction information retrieval and uncertainty multimedia retrieval

Editors and affiliations

  • Maristella Agosti
    • 1
  • Fabio Crestani
    • 2
  • Gabriella Pasi
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformaticaUniversitá di PadovaPadova
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland,UK
  3. 3.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheITIMMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41933-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45368-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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