• William R. Hersh
Part of the Computers and Medicine book series (C+M)


The last two chapters discussed the content and organization of textual databases. Chapter 4 covered the different types of databases available, and Chapter 5 showed how they are indexed for optimal retrieval. This chapter explores the interaction of the information retrieval (IR) system with the person whom it is intended to serve, the searcher. The entire retrieval process, from search formulation to system interaction to document delivery, is covered.


MeSH Term Bibliographic Database Search Statement Infonnation Retrieval System Indexing Term 
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 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • William R. Hersh
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  1. 1.Biomedical Information Communication CenterOregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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