Information Retrieval

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 609–612 | Cite as

Manning Christopher, Prabhakar Raghavan, Hinrich Schütze: Introduction to information retrieval

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008, 478 pp, Price 60, ISBN 97805218657515
  • Iraklis A. Klampanos
Book Review

Introduction to Information Retrieval by Manning, Prabhakar and Schütze is the authors’ latest book on Information Retrieval (IR). While it is primarily meant to be used as a textbook for relevant university courses, this book combines a near-complete view of the theoretical foundations of IR alongside a consistent and well-presented treatment of many issues that arise on a practical, implementation-centric level. This approach makes this book a useful resource not only to senior university students but also to IR researchers and keen software engineers and computer scientists alike. After the successful book, Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing by Manning and Schütze, 1it is of no surprise that the authors have also included an extensive (as far as IR books go) introduction to the neighboring research fields of Machine Learning and Numerical Methods. Another worth-noting fact, which separates this book from other textbooks in the field, is that this has been made...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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