Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval

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Accepting that information professionals need to learn both traditional and computerized information retrieval techniques, this book aims to provide students with a comprehensive view of information retrieval. It covers: classification, cataloguing, subject indexing, abstracting and vocabulary control; CD-ROM and online information retrieval, multimedia; hypertext and hypermedia; expert systems and natural language processing techniques; knowledge-based natural language, text processing and user interface systems; and information retrieval in the context of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and the digital library environment.

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Dr G G Chowdhury BSc MLISc PhD FCLIP is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde. He was formerly an Associate Professor in the Division of Information Studies, School of Applied Science, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Associate Professor at the School of Information Studies for Africa (SISA). He has published extensively on information storage and retrieval.

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About the first edition: 'Students and their teachers who need a practical, wide-ranging introductory survey of information retrieval will find it in this book.' PROGRAM 'Chowdhury's new text succeeds admirably in its aim to bring together traditional theory of classification, cataloguing and subject indexing as well as new, more IT-oriented, principles, models and techniques of information retrieval.' AUSTRALIAN LIBRARY JOURNAL

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