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Meeting of the MINDS: an information retrieval research agenda

Callan, J., Allan, J., Clarke, C.L.A., Dumais, S., Evans, D.A., Sanderson, M. and Zhai, C. (2007) Meeting of the MINDS: an information retrieval research agenda. ACM SIGIR Forum, 41 (2). pp. 25-34. ISSN 0163-5840


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Since its inception in the late 1950s, the field of Information Retrieval (IR) has developed tools that help people find, organize, and analyze information. The key early influences on the field are well-known. Among them are H. P. Luhn's pioneering work, the development of the vector space retrieval model by Salton and his students, Cleverdon's development of the Cranfield experimental methodology, Spärck Jones' development of idf, and a series of probabilistic retrieval models by Robertson and Croft. Until the development of the WorldWideWeb (Web), IR was of greatest interest to professional information analysts such as librarians, intelligence analysts, the legal community, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 16:03
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:57
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1328964.1328967
Status: Published
Publisher: ACM
Identification Number: 10.1145/1328964.1328967
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4516

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