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- 28 readers -
  • Is Adwords a ranking factor in Google Search?

    … Adwords help Page Rank; Et al. If queries like those are presented by Google Suggest, that means that many people are performing them. I also had a personal confirmation of how this myth is very persistent and believed. It happened last spring, when I was talking at OMEXPO Madrid in a panel with our own Aleyda Solís and Fernando Maciá Domene. We…

    Gianluca Fiorelli/ State of Digitalin Paid Search SEO Google- 16 readers -