Information Retrieval Systems

Authored by: Ray R. Larson

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120044022

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Abstract

Information retrieval (IR) systems aim to select relevant material from large collections of information in response to user queries. The approaches used to accomplish this have been the focus of much research and development, and have led to the algorithms underlying many commercial and Web-based search engines today.

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