Information Retrieval

Algorithms and Heuristics

  • David A. Grossman
  • Ophir Frieder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. David A. Grossman, Ophir Frieder
    Pages 1-9
  3. David A. Grossman, Ophir Frieder
    Pages 11-81
  4. David A. Grossman, Ophir Frieder
    Pages 83-132
  5. David A. Grossman, Ophir Frieder
    Pages 133-151
  6. David A. Grossman, Ophir Frieder
    Pages 153-184
  7. David A. Grossman, Ophir Frieder
    Pages 185-199
  8. David A. Grossman, Ophir Frieder
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  9. David A. Grossman, Ophir Frieder
    Pages 221-225
  10. David A. Grossman, Ophir Frieder
    Pages 227-229
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 231-254

About this book


Information Retrieval: Algorithms and Heuristics is a comprehensive introduction to the study of information retrieval covering both effectiveness and run-time performance. The focus of the presentation is on algorithms and heuristics used to find documents relevant to the user request and to find them fast. Through multiple examples, the most commonly used algorithms and heuristics needed are tackled. To facilitate understanding and applications, introductions to and discussions of computational linguistics, natural language processing, probability theory and library and computer science are provided. While this text focuses on algorithms and not on commercial product per se, the basic strategies used by many commercial products are described. Techniques that can be used to find information on the Web, as well as in other large information collections, are included.
This volume is an invaluable resource for researchers, practitioners, and students working in information retrieval and databases. For instructors, a set of Powerpoint slides, including speaker notes, are available online from the authors.


algorithms computer science database information information retrieval natural language processing performance

Authors and affiliations

  • David A. Grossman
    • 1
  • Ophir Frieder
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of Research and DevelopmentUSA
  2. 2.Illinois Institute of TechnologyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7532-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5539-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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