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Introduction to Information Retrieval

This is the companion website for the following book.

Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze, Introduction to

Information Retrieval, Cambridge University Press. 2008.

You can order this book at CUP, at your local bookstore or on the internet. The best
search term to use is the ISBN: 0521865719.

The book aims to provide a modern approach to information retrieval from a

computer science perspective. It is based on a course we have been teaching in
various forms at Stanford University and at the University of Stuttgart.

We'd be pleased to get feedback about how this book works out as a textbook, what is
missing, or covered in too much detail, or what is simply wrong. Please send any
feedback or comments to: informationretrieval (at) yahoogroups (dot) com

Online resources

Apart from small differences (mainly concerning copy editing and figures), the online
editions should have the same content as the print edition.

The following materials are available online. The date of last update is given in

• HTML edition (2009.04.07)

• PDF of the book for online viewing (with nice hyperlink features, 2009.04.01)
• PDF of the book for printing (2009.04.01)
• PDFs of individual chapters (2009.04.01)
• slides (2009.12.20)
• discussion forums (2009.03.31)
• a moodle with interactive exercises (2009.03.31, a couple of bugs fixed)
• exercises (2009.03.27)
• errata (2009.03.31)

Information retrieval resources

A list of information retrieval resources is also available.

Introduction to Information Retrieval: Table of Contents

chapter resources
Front matter (incl. table of notations) pdf
01 Boolean retrieval pdf html
02 The term vocabulary & postings lists pdf html
03 Dictionaries and tolerant retrieval pdf html
04 Index construction pdf html
05 Index compression pdf html
06 Scoring, term weighting & the vector space model pdf html
07 Computing scores in a complete search system pdf html
08 Evaluation in information retrieval pdf html
09 Relevance feedback & query expansion pdf html
10 XML retrieval pdf html
11 Probabilistic information retrieval pdf html
12 Language models for information retrieval pdf html
13 Text classification & Naive Bayes pdf html
14 Vector space classification pdf html
15 Support vector machines & machine learning on documents pdf html
16 Flat clustering pdf html html
17 Hierarchical clustering pdf html
18 Matrix decompositions & latent semantic indexing pdf html
19 Web search basics pdf html
20 Web crawling and indexes pdf html
21 Link analysis pdf html
Bibliography & Index pdf
bibtex file bib