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This page provides an overview of 4 articles related to 'information retrieval', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Information retrieval (IR) is the area of study concerned with searching for documents, for information within documents, and for metadata about documents, as well as that of searching structured storage, relational databases, and the World Wide Web. There is overlap in the usage of the terms data retrieval, document retrieval, information retrieval, and text retrieval, but each also has its own body of literature, theory, praxis, and technologies. IR is interdisciplinary, based on computer science, mathematics, library science, information science, information architecture, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and statistics. Automated information retrieval systems are used to reduce what has been called "information overload". Many universities and public libraries use IR systems to provide access to books, journals and other documents. Web search engines are the most visible IR applications. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Information retrieval)

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Metadata related to 'information retrieval' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'information retrieval': 121 (6.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'information retrieval' across all Ariadne articles: 229
  • Average number of references to 'information retrieval' per Ariadne article: 1.89
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'information retrieval': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'information retrieval': 0.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'information retrieval':

  1. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. martin white (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. charles oppenheim (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. conrad taylor (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. david nichols (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Book Review: Information Consulting - Guide to good practice

Martin White reviews a book written by three experienced consultants that seeks to support information professionals in setting themselves up as consultants.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: Understanding Information and Computation

Martin White reviews a very individual perspective on the extent to which the growth and structure of the World Wide Web is governed by the fundamental laws of physics and mathematics.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: Getting Started with Cloud Computing

Martin White reviews a collection of essays on cloud computing that attempts to clarify the technology and its applications for librarians and information professionals.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: Innovations in Information Retrieval

Martin White reviews a collection of essays on a wide range of current topics and challenges in information retrieval.

March 2012, issue68, review

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