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NRT - news retrieval tool

Sanderson, M. and van Rijsbergen, C.J. (1991) NRT - news retrieval tool. Electronic Publishing : Origination, Dissemination, and Design, 4 (4). pp. 205-217. ISSN 0894-3982

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Abstract

The amounts of information that mankind produces are vast, running into billions of documents. Traditional ways of holding this information have become impractical and so methods of storage are being switched from paper and microfiche to magnetic and optical discs. In the last thirty years as more information has been put onto computers, work has gone into using the computer to get away from the restrictiveness of manual indexing and move towards a more flexible system of information acquisition.

Many companies exist offering (for a price) the opportunity to access the information stored on their systems. Unfortunately, most of these companies use software that was developed in the sixties when the field of information retrieval (IR) was still very young. This means that the services they offer are rather primitive. The Financial Times’ IR service, Profile is typical of such commercial systems. It has been the aim of the NRT project to investigate ways of incorporating the new ideas in IR, that have occurred in the last ten to fifteen years, into Profile.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is an author produced version of a paper publisehd in Electronic Publishing : Origination, Dissemination, and Design.
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: 03 Sep 2008 18:00
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2014 08:05
Published Version: http://cajun.cs.nott.ac.uk/compsci/epo/papers/volu...
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4592

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