Integrating Information Retrieval and Database Functions

  • Peter Schäuble
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 397)


The usefulness of an Information Retrieval (IR) system is bounded by the usefulness of the data collection to which it is providing access (van Rijsbergen 1979, pp.145). The usefulness of a data collection is often related to the number of transactions that are performed on the collection. The more transactions performed, the more the data collection reflects the latest facts, which are usually considerably more valuable than old facts. As a consequence, frequently changing data stored in database (DB) systems is often more valuable than the (almost) static data stored in IR systems.


Information Retrieval Relevance Feedback Access Structure Information Retrieval System Query Evaluation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Schäuble
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  1. 1.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)ZurichSwitzerland

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