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On open source IR

MacFarlane, A. (2003). On open source IR. Aslib Proceedings; New Information Perspectives, 55(4), pp. 217-222. doi: 10.1108/00012530310486575


Open source software development is becoming increasingly popular as a way of producing software, due to a number of factors. It is argued in this paper that these factors may have a significant impact on the future of IR systems, and that it is desirable that these systems are made open to all. We outline some problems that may prevent the uptake of open source IR systems. A number of open source IR systems are described.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Publisher Keywords: Information retrieval, Open systems, Software engineering, Worldwide web
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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