Interested in how an efficient search engine works? Want to know
what algorithms are used to rank resulting documents in response to
user requests? The authors answer these and other key information
retrieval design and implementation questions.
This book is not yet another high level text. Instead, algorithms
are thoroughly described, making this book ideally suited for both
computer science students and practitioners who work on
search-related applications. As stated in the foreword, this book
provides a current, broad, and detailed overview of the field and
is the only one that does so. Examples are used throughout to
illustrate the algorithms.
The authors explain how a query is ranked against a document
collection using either a single or a combination of retrieval
strategies, and how an assortment of utilities are integrated into
the query processing scheme to improve these rankings. Methods for
building and compressing text indexes, querying and retrieving
documents in multiple languages, and using parallel or distributed
processing to expedite the search are likewise described.
This edition is a major expansion of the one published in 1998.
Besides updating the entire book with current techniques, it
includes new sections on language models, cross-language
information retrieval, peer-to-peer processing, XML search,
mediators, and duplicate document detection.
Ausstattung/Bilder: 2nd ed. 2004. xix, 332 S. XIX, 332 p. 235 mm
The Information Retrieval Series Vol.15
Abmessung: 234mm x 156mm x 19mm
From the reviews of the second edition: "This is a book that has great breadth and depth a ] . If you are a computer science student a ] this is an excellent textbook. It has comprehensive coverage of different approaches a ] . Headings are relevant to the content and the language used is clear and concise. This makes it a good reference to look up a ] . For those of you directly involved in the exploration of different approaches to algorithmic search a ] this book would be invaluable." (Melanie Kendell, Informer, Issue 17, Winter 2005/2006)
- Retrieval Strategies
- Retrieval Utilities
- Cross-Language Information Retrieval
- Integrating Structured Data and Text
- Parallel Information Retrieval
- Distributed Information Retrieval
- Summary and Future Directions
Introduction.- Retrieval Strategies.- Retrieval Utilities.- Cross-Language Information Retrieval.- Efficiency.- Integrating Structured Data and Text.- Parallel Information Retrieval.- Distributed Information Retrieval.- Summary and Future Directions.- References.- Index.