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Introduction to Information Retrieval

Introduction to Information Retrieval Introduction to Information Retrieval. Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, and Hinrich Schütze. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 482 pp. $60.00 (hardcover). (ISBN 978‐0‐521‐86571‐5). Information retrieval (IR) has moved from a rather arcane specialization in computer and information science curricula to one of the central, if not the central, technology for information access in the modern world. The core role of search in enabling people to make use of the vast ocean of information embodied in the Web is widely recognized, used, and appreciated by an ever‐increasing percentage of the world's population. In Introduction to Information Retrieval, Manning, Raghavan, and Schütze have produced a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to underlying technology of information retrieval that is sure to become a standard text for introductory courses in the field. The book comes from the computer science tradition of IR with its concentration on the IR system and how it works, and is less concerned with the user‐centered aspects of IR that have been more the province of information science. This is not to say that the authors ignore the user aspects of IR systems, but the focus is clearly on the nature and operation of the IR system and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
2330-1635
eISSN
2330-1643
DOI
10.1002/asi.21234
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Introduction to Information Retrieval. Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, and Hinrich Schütze. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 482 pp. $60.00 (hardcover). (ISBN 978‐0‐521‐86571‐5). Information retrieval (IR) has moved from a rather arcane specialization in computer and information science curricula to one of the central, if not the central, technology for information access in the modern world. The core role of search in enabling people to make use of the vast ocean of information embodied in the Web is widely recognized, used, and appreciated by an ever‐increasing percentage of the world's population. In Introduction to Information Retrieval, Manning, Raghavan, and Schütze have produced a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to underlying technology of information retrieval that is sure to become a standard text for introductory courses in the field. The book comes from the computer science tradition of IR with its concentration on the IR system and how it works, and is less concerned with the user‐centered aspects of IR that have been more the province of information science. This is not to say that the authors ignore the user aspects of IR systems, but the focus is clearly on the nature and operation of the IR system and

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Journal of the Association for Information Science and TechnologyWiley

Published: Apr 1, 2010

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