Information Retrieval

Information retrieval is the activity of obtaining information resources relevant to an information need from a collection of information resources. Searches can be based on metadata or on full-text (or other content-based) indexing.Automated information retrieval systems are used to reduce what has been called "information overload". Many universities and public libraries use IR systems to provide access to books, journals and other documents. Web search engines are the most visible IR applications.
Posts about Information Retrieval
  • The Three Pillars of SEO

    … – i.e. new hypes and tacics – to determine whether or not they actually fit with how search engines operate. The other approach is to teach SEO as an aspect of computer science, specifically Information Retrieval. After all, what search engines do is an advanced form of Information Retrieval, so a good understanding of IR will lend itself well…

    Barry Adams/ State of Digitalin SEO- 37 readers -
  • Is Adwords a ranking factor in Google Search?

    …) in a personalized SERPs answering to that query. I underline the personalization factor also due to the fact that the Methods and systems for improving search rankings using advertising data patent cited a good number of patents related to personalization of search as, for instance, the old Information retrieval based on historical data and the Ranking search…

    Gianluca Fiorelli/ State of Digitalin Paid Search SEO Google- 18 readers -