Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.
Samet offers a thorough treatment of multidimensional point data, object and image-based representations, intervals and small rectangles, and high-dimensional datasets. This work includes a thorough introduction; a comprehensive survey to spatial and multidimensional data structures and algorithms; and implementation details for the most useful data structures.
Researching the Public Opinion Environment: Theories and Methods informs the reader on the rationale, purposes, theories, and methodologies involved in researching the public. The book is divided into four parts. Part One looks at the theories and systems relevant to opinion research. Part Two addresses the topics of monitoring and analyzing the media. Part Three describes the basics of survey research, focus groups, Delphi techniques, stakeholder assemblies and Q methodology. Part Four analyzes the impact of the media.
ICSR is the premier international conference in the ?eld of software reuse. The main goal of ICSR is to present the advances and improvements within the software reuse domain, as well as to promote interaction between researchers and practitioners. The 11th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR 2009) was held during September 27–30, 2009 in Falls Church, VA, USA. 2009 was the year that ICSR went back to its roots. The theme was “Formal Foundations of Reuse and Domain Engineering.” We explored the theory and formal foundations that underlie current reuse and domain engineering practice and looked at current advancements to get an idea of where the ?eld of reuse was headed. Ma...
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