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Understanding Search Engines

Mathematical Modeling and Text Retrieval. Software, Environments and Tools v. 8

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S., New York, United States
Published: 30th Jun 1999
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0898714370
ISBN-13: 9780898714371
Barcode No: 9780898714371
Synopsis
A discussion of many of the key design issues for building search engines. It emphasizes the important roles that applied mathematics can play in improving information retrieval. The authors discuss not only important data structures, algorithms and software, but also user-centred issues such as interfaces, manual indexing, and document preparation. The authors bridge the gap between applied mathematics and information retrieval. They discuss some of the current problems in information retrieval that may not be familiar to applied mathematicians and computer scientists and present some of the driving computational methods (SVD, SDD) for automated conceptual indexing. This book introduces topics in a non-technical way and provides insights into common problems found in information retrieval. The more mathematical details are provided in sidebars or offset from the regular text.

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