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The Information Retrieval Series

Charting a New Course: Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval.

Essays in Honour of Karen Spärck Jones

Editors: Tait, John I. (Ed.)

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Karen Spärck Jones is one of the major figures of 20th century and early 21st Century computing and information processing. Her ideas have had an important influence on the development of Internet Search Engines. Her contribution has been recognized by awards from the natural language processing, information retrieval and artificial intelligence communities, including being asked to present the prestigious Grace Hopper lecture. She continues to be an active and influential researcher. Her contribution to the scientific evaluation of the effectiveness of such computer systems has been quite outstanding.

This book celebrates the life and work of Karen Spärck Jones in her seventieth year. It consists of fifteen new and original chapters written by leading international authorities reviewing the state of the art and her influence in the areas in which Karen Spärck Jones has been active. Although she has a publication record which goes back over forty years, it is clear even the very early work reviewed in the book can be read with profit by those working on recent developments in information processing like bioinformatics and the semantic web.

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From the reviews of the first edition:

"Karen Spärck Jones is one of the major figures of 20th century and early 21st century computing and information processing. … This book celebrates the life and work of Karen Spärck Jones in her seventieth year. It consists of fifteen new and original chapters written by leading international authorities reviewing the state of the art and her influence in the areas in which Karen Spärck Jones has been active." (Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1067, 2005)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • On the Early History of Evaluation in IR

    Stephen Robertson

    Pages 13-22

  • Lovins Revisited

    Martin F. Porter

    Pages 39-68

  • Lexical Decomposition: For and Against

    Stephen G. Pulman

    Pages 155-173

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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8167-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Charting a New Course: Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval.
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of Karen Spärck Jones
Editors
  • John I. Tait
Series Title
The Information Retrieval Series
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3467-1
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3467-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3343-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8167-1
Series ISSN
1387-5264
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 283
Topics