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Search-Based Applications: At the Confluence of Search and Database Technologies

by Gregory Grefenstette & Laura Wilber

We are poised at a major turning point in the history of information management via computers. Recent evolutions in computing, communications, and commerce are fundamentally reshaping the ways in which we humans...


The Future of Personal Information Management, Part 1: Our Information, Always and Forever

by William Jones

We are well into a second age of digital information. Our information is moving from the desktop to the laptop to the "palmtop" and up into an amorphous cloud on the Web. How can one manage both the challenges...


Researching Serendipity in Digital Information Environments

by Lori McCay-Peet, Elaine G. Toms & Gary Marchionini

Chance, luck, and good fortune are the usual go-to descriptors of serendipity, a phenomenon aptly often coupled with famous anecdotes of accidental discoveries in engineering and science in modern history such...


Digital Forensic Science

by Vassil Roussev, Elisa Bertino & Ravi Sandhu

Digital forensic science, or digital forensics, is the application of scientific tools and methods to identify, collect, and analyze digital (data) artifacts in support of legal proceedings. From a more technical...


Linked Lexical Knowledge Bases

by Iryna Gurevych, Judith Eckle-Kohler & Michael Matuschek

This book conveys the fundamentals of Linked Lexical Knowledge Bases (LLKB) and sheds light on their different aspects from various perspectives, focusing on their construction and use in natural language processing...


Recognizing Textual Entailment: Models and Applications

by Ido Dagan, Dan Roth & Mark Sammons

In the last few years, a number of NLP researchers have developed and participated in the task of Recognizing Textual Entailment (RTE). This task encapsulates Natural Language Understanding capabilities within...


Visual Information Retrieval using Java and LIRE

by Mathias Lux & Oge Marques

Visual information retrieval (VIR) is an active and vibrant research area, which attempts at providing means for organizing, indexing, annotating, and retrieving visual information (images and videos) from large,...


On the Efficient Determination of Most Near Neighbors: Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, Web Search and Other Situations When Close Is Close Enough, Second E

by Mark S. Manasse

The time-worn aphorism "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades" is clearly inadequate. Close also counts in golf, shuffleboard, archery, darts, curling, and other games of accuracy in which hitting...


Designing for Digital Reading

by Jennifer Pearson, George Buchanan & Harold Thimbleby

Reading is a complex human activity that has evolved, and co-evolved, with technology over thousands of years. Mass printing in the fifteenth century firmly established what we know as the modern book, with...


Transforming Technologies to Manage Our Information: The Future of Personal Information Management, Part II

by William Jones

With its theme, "Our Information, Always and Forever," Part I of this book covers the basics of personal information management (PIM) including six essential activities of PIM and six (different) ways in which...


Library Linked Data in the Cloud: OCLC's Experiments with New Models of Resource Description

by Carol Jean Godby, Shenghui Wang & Jeffrey K. Mixter

This book describes OCLC's contributions to the transformation of the Internet from a web of documents to a Web of Data. The new Web is a growing 'cloud' of interconnected resources that identify the things...


Web Indicators for Research Evaluation: A Practical Guide

by Michael Thelwall & Gary Marchionini

In recent years there has been an increasing demand for research evaluation within universities and other research-based organisations. In parallel, there has been an increasing recognition that traditional...


A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites

by Paul R. Burden

The Web is always moving, always changing. As some Web sites come, others go, but the most effective sites have been well established. A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites provides a list of key web sites in...


Text Data Management and Analysis: A Practical Introduction to Information Retrieval and Text Mining

by ChengXiang Zhai & Sean Massung

Recent years have seen a dramatic growth of natural language text data, including web pages, news articles, scientific literature, emails, enterprise documents, and social media such as blog articles, forum...


Building a Better World with our Information: The Future of Personal Information Management, Part 3

by William Jones

Personal Information Management (PIM) is the art of getting things done in our lives through information. How do we - can we better - manage our information at home, at school, at work, at play and "@large"...