Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual International ACM-SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, organised by Dublin City University

  • Bruce W. Croft
  • C. J. van Rijsbergen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Text Categorisation

  3. Indexing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Ellen M. Voorhees
      Pages 61-69
  4. User Modelling

  5. Theory and Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. P. D. Bruza, T. W. C. Huibers
      Pages 112-121
  6. Natural Language Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Seiji Miike, Etsuo Itoh, Kenji Ono, Kazuo Sumita
      Pages 152-161
  7. Statistical Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 162-162
    2. IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg
      Pages 163-172
    3. Brian T. Bartell, Garrison W. Cottrell, Richard K. Belew
      Pages 173-181
  8. Performance Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. William Hersh, Chris Buckley, T. J. Leone, David Hickam
      Pages 192-201
    3. Kazem Taghva, Julie Borsack, Allen Condit
      Pages 202-211
  9. Probabilistic Models

  10. Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 248-248
    2. Matthias Hemmje, Clemens Kunkel, Alexander Willett
      Pages 249-259
  11. Routing

  12. Passage Retrieval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. James P. Callan
      Pages 302-310
    3. Ross Wilkinson
      Pages 311-317
    4. Elke Mittendorf, Peter Schäuble
      Pages 318-327
  13. Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 328-328
    2. Kurt Shoens, Anthony Tomasic, Hector Garcia-Molina
      Pages 329-338
    3. Michael Persin
      Pages 339-348
  14. Panel Sessions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359

About these proceedings


Information retrieval (IR) is becoming an increasingly important area as scientific, business and government organisations take up the notion of "information superhighways" and make available their full text databases for searching. Containing a selection of 35 papers taken from the 17th Annual SIGIR Conference held in Dublin, Ireland in July 1994, the book addresses basic research and provides an evaluation of information retrieval techniques in applications. Topics covered include text categorisation, indexing, user modelling, IR theory and logic, natural language processing, statistical and probabilistic models of information retrieval systems, routing, passage retrieval, and implementation issues.


Hypertext classification database database system information retrieval natural language processing performance performance evaluation text retrieval user interface visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce W. Croft
    • 1
  • C. J. van Rijsbergen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland

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