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Information Retrieval Systems

Theory and Implementation

  • Gerald Kowalski

Part of the The Information Retrieval Series book series (INRE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pages 65-94
  3. Pages 95-124
  4. Pages 149-180
  5. Pages 203-221
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-282

About this book

Introduction

The growth of the Internet and the availability of enormous volumes of data in digital form have necessitated intense interest in techniques to assist the user in locating data of interest. The Internet has over 350 million pages of data and is expected to reach over one billion pages by the year 2000. Buried on the Internet are both valuable nuggets to answer questions as well as a large quantity of information the average person does not care about. The Digital Library effort is also progressing, with the goal of migrating from the traditional book environment to a digital library environment. The challenge to both authors of new publications that will reside on this information domain and developers of systems to locate information is to provide the information and capabilities to sort out the non-relevant items from those desired by the consumer. In effect, as we proceed down this path, it will be the computer that determines what we see versus the human being. The days of going to a library and browsing the new book shelf are being replaced by electronic searching the Internet or the library catalogs. Whatever the search engines return will constrain our knowledge of what information is available. An understanding of Information Retrieval Systems puts this new environment into perspective for both the creator of documents and the consumer trying to locate information.

Keywords

Hypertext Internet Processing algorithms clustering control digital library information information retrieval information system information visualization visualization

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerald Kowalski
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Intelligence AgencyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b102478
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-9926-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-585-32090-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-5264
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