Props to Jeff Dalton for alerting me about the new book on information retrieval by Christopher Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, and Hinrich Schütze. You can buy a hard copy, but you can also access it online for free at the book website.
// Aug 15, 2008 at 8:42 am
I have ordered the hard copy and I read some parts of the book. It is very well written and I found myself understanding much better many topics after reading the book. I am pretty sure that it will become one of the defacto textbooks for IR.
// Aug 15, 2008 at 10:21 am
My advisor pointed me to this book at the beginning of the summer and I’ve read or skimmed about half of it, so I’ll echo Panos’ comment that it is very well written. Additionally the authors do a great job in providing a detailed list of papers for supplementary reading at the end of each chapter, which I found very useful.
// Feb 7, 2009 at 11:14 am
Also, check out Greg Linden’s review and excerpts:
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