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Introduction To Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd Edition

The recently revised third edition of this highly regarded text blends traditional theories, techniques and tools with coverage of cutting-edge advancements and sophisticated new technologies in information retrieval (IR). Unique in its scope, author G.G. Chowdhury s exhaustive guide spans the whole spectrum of this rapidly expanding field, including: 'Database technology, Bibliographic formats, Cataloging and metadata, Subject analysis and representation, Automatic indexing and file organization, Vocabulary control, Abstracts and indexing, Searching and retrieval models, User interfaces, Evaluation of IR user needs, Online database search services, Multimedia IR, Mark-up languages, Web and intelligent IR, Natural language processing systems, IR in digital libraries' There is also a new, detailed chapter on citation indexing, along with insight on emerging trends in the field. Illustrated with many examples and extensively referenced, this is an indispensable tool for professionals and LIS students eager to broaden their skill sets and keep up with the latest developments in information storage and retrieval.

Paperback: 508 pages

Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers; Third Edition edition (July 31, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1555707157

ISBN-13: 978-1555707156

Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Required reading for a class, but I am dorky enough to love this book. Great definitions and detailed explanations. Plenty of references for getting more in-depth information should you want to be even dorkier! I am going to hold onto this one for awhile, so go get your used copy from someone else!

I am using this in my current MLIS class and it's very informative. But it's unlike any textbook I've had before. It's very dense and I would have liked questions at the end of each chapter, or something like that, so it could help me retain what I'm learning about.It would also have been helpful if it was available as an E-Book.

I bought this as a text for a grad level class. Very dense, boring, and not very clear in describing concepts. I would not buy this book.

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