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Two tutorial papers:
Information retrieval & Thesaurus

Karen Spärck Jones

August 1991, 31 pages


The first paper describes the characteristics of information retrieval from documents or texts, the development and status of automatic indexing and retrieval, and the actual and potential relations between information retrieval and artificial intelligence. The second paper discusses the properties, construction and actual and potential uses of thesauri, as semantic classifications or terminological knowledge bases, in information retrieval and natural language processing.

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  author =	 {Sp{\"a}rck Jones, Karen},
  title = 	 {{Two tutorial papers: Information retrieval \& Thesaurus}},
  year = 	 1991,
  month = 	 aug,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-234}