Teaching and Learning in Information Retrieval

  • Efthimis Efthimiadis
  • Juan M. Fernández-Luna
  • Juan F. Huete
  • Andrew MacFarlane

Part of the The Information Retrieval Series book series (INRE, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Efthimis N. Efthimiadis, Juan M. Fernández-Luna, Juan F. Huete, Andrew MacFarlane
    Pages 1-7
  3. Daniel Blank, Norbert Fuhr, Andreas Henrich, Thomas Mandl, Thomas Rölleke, Hinrich Schütze et al.
    Pages 31-46
  4. Edward Fox, Uma Murthy, Seungwon Yang, Ricardo da S. Torres, Javier Velasco-Martin, Gary Marchionini
    Pages 47-60
  5. Rafael López-García, Fidel Cacheda
    Pages 89-105
  6. Juan-Antonio Martínez-Comeche, Fidel Cacheda
    Pages 123-135
  7. Mark Sanderson, Amy Warner
    Pages 169-182
  8. Seungwon Yang, Sanghee Oh, Barbara M. Wildemuth, Jeffrey P. Pomerantz, Edward Fox
    Pages 199-212
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-213

About this book


Information Retrieval has become a very active research field in the 21st century. Many from academia and industry present their innovations in the field in a wide variety of conferences and journals. Companies transfer this new knowledge directly to the general public via services such as web search engines in order to improve their information seeking experience.

In parallel, teaching IR is turning into an important aspect of IR generally, not only because it is necessary to impart effective search techniques to make the most of the IR tools available, but also because we must provide a good foundation for those students who will become the driving force of future IR technologies.

There are very few resources for teaching and learning in IR, the major problem which this book is designed to solve. The objective is to provide ideas and practical experience of teaching and learning IR, for those whose job requires them to teach in one form or another, and where delivering IR courses is a major part of their working lives.

In this context of providing a higher profile for teaching and  learning as applied to IR, the co-editor of this book, Efthimis Efthimiathis, had maintained a leading role in teaching and learning within the domain of IR for a number of years. This book represents a posthumous example of his efforts in the area, as he passed away in April 2011. This book, his book, is dedicated to his memory.


Computer Science Education Curriculum Design Information Retrieval Interactive Learning Pedagogical Design

Editors and affiliations

  • Efthimis Efthimiadis
    • 1
  • Juan M. Fernández-Luna
    • 2
  • Juan F. Huete
    • 3
  • Andrew MacFarlane
    • 4
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2., Departamento de Ciencias de laUniversidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  3. 3., Departamento de Ciencias de laUniversidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  4. 4., Department of Information ScienceCity University LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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