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ISBN-10 0136077846ISBN-13 9780136077848
ISBN-10 0136072240ISBN-13 9780136072249
Author(s): W. Bruce Croft; Donald Metzler; Trevor Strohman
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 552

For introductory information retrieval courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in computer science, information science and computer engineering departments.

Written by a leader in the field of information retrieval, Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice, is designed to give undergraduate students the understanding and tools they need to evaluate, compare and modify search engines.  Coverage of the underlying IR and mathematical models reinforce key concepts. The book’s numerous programming exercises make extensive use of Galago, a Java-based open source search engine.


• Extensive lecture slides (in PDF and PPT format) • Solutions to selected end of chapter problems (Instructors only) • Test collections for exercises • Galago search engine

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