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The Geometry of Information Retrieval - C. J. Van Rijsbergen

The Geometry of Information Retrieval


Published: 13th September 2004
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Information retrieval, IR, the science of extracting information from any potential source, can be viewed in a number of ways: logical, probabilistic and vector space models are some of the most important. In this book, the author, one of the leading researchers in the area, shows how these views can be reforged in the same framework used to formulate the general principles of quantum mechanics. All the usual quantum-mechanical notions have their IR-theoretic analogues, and the standard results can be applied to address problems in IR, such as pseudo-relevance feedback, relevance feedback and ostensive retrieval. The relation with quantum computing is also examined. To keep the book self-contained appendices with background material on physics and mathematics are included. Each chapter ends with bibliographic remarks that point to further reading. This is an important, ground-breaking book, with much new material, for all those working in IR, AI and natural language processing.

' ... a clearly written and thought-provoking book that has been a pleasure to read. It is highly recommended.' IAPR Newsletter

On sets and kinds in IR
Vector and Hilbert spaces
Linear transformations, operators and matrices
Conditional logic in IR
The geometry of IR
Linear algebra
Quantum mechanics
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ISBN: 9780521838054
ISBN-10: 0521838053
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 13th September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.43