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Parallel computing in information retrieval - An updated review

MacFarlane, A., Robertson, S. E. & McCann, J. A. (1997). Parallel computing in information retrieval - An updated review. Journal of Documentation, 53(3), pp. 274-315. doi: 10.1108/eum0000000007201


The progress of parallel computing in Information Retrieval (IR) is reviewed. In particular we stress the importance of the motivation in using parallel computing for Text Retrieval. We analyse parallel IR systems using a classification due to Rasmussen [1] and describe some parallel IR systems. We give a description of the retrieval models used in parallel Information Processing.. We describe areas of research which we believe are needed.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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