This page contains more information retrieval resources that might be of interest.

Old IR literature

Research Prototypes and other software

  • Lemur: Toolkit for language modeling and information retrieval
  • MG: Managing Gigabytes fast search engine
  • Porter Stemmer: stemming algorithm
  • Terrier: A full-text search engine
  • Wumpus: File system search
  • Zettair: A full-text search engine

Evaluation Resources

  • CLEF Initiative: Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum
  • DUC: Document Understanding Conferences
  • FIRE: Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation
  • INEX: INitiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval
  • MIREX: Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange
  • NTCIR: NII-NACSIS Test Collection for IR Systems
  • ROMIP: Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar
  • TREC: Text REtrieval Conference

Test Collections


  • Charting a New Course: Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval. Essays in Honour of Karen Sparck Jones. Tait , J.I. (ed), Springer, 2005.
  • Computing Attitude and Affect in Text: Theory and Applications. Shanahan, J.G., Qu, Y., and Wiebe, J., (eds), Springer, 2006.
  • Finding Out About: Search Engine Technology from a cognitive Perspective. Belew, R.K., Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing. Manning, C., and H. Schutze, H., MIT Press, 1999.
  • Information retrieval. van Rijsbergen, C.J., Butterworths, 1979.
  • Information Retrieval. Hersh, W.R., Springer, 2nd edition, 2002.
  • Information Retrieval: Algorithms and Heuristics. Grossman, D.A., and Frieder, O., 2nd edition, Springer, 2004.
  • Information Retrieval: Data Structures & Algorithms . Frakes, W. and Baeza-Yates, R., Prentice Hall, 1992.
  • Information Retrieval Interaction. Ingwersen, P., Taylor Graham Publishing, 1992.
  • Information Retrieval and Hypertext. Agosti, M. and Smeaton, A.F. (eds), Springer, 1996.
  • Information Retrieval: Uncertainty and Logics : Advanced Models for the Representation and Retrieval of Information. Crestani, F., Lalmas, M., van Rijsbergen, C.J. (eds), Springer, 1998.
  • Information Seeking in Electronic Environments. Marchionini, G., Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Information Seeking in the Online Age: Principles and Practice. Large, J.A., Tedd, L.A. and Hartley, R.J., Bowker-Saur, 1999.
  • Information Storage and Retrieval. Korfhage, R.R., Wiley, 1997.
  • Information Storage and Retrieval Systems: Theory and Implementation. Kowalski, G.J., and Maybury, M.T., Springer, 2nd edition, 2000.
  • Intelligent Document Retrieval. Exploiting Markup Structure. Kruschwitz, U., Springer, 2005.
  • Introduction to Information Retrieval, Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Information Retrieval: Implementing and Evaluating Search Engines, Stefan Büttcher, Charles L. A. Clarke, and Gordon V. Cormack, MIT Press, 2010.
  • Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval. Salton, G. and McGill, M.J., McGraw-Hill, 1983.
  • Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval. Chowdhury, G.G., 2nd edition, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2003.
  • Language Modeling for Information Retrieval. Croft, W.B., and Lafferty, J., (eds), Springer, 2003.
  • Managing Gigabytes: Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images. Witten, I.H., Moffat, A. and Bell, T.C., Morgan Kaufmann Publishing,1999
  • Mathematical Foundations of Information Retrieval. Dominich, S., Springer, 2001.
  • Modern Information Retrieval. Baeza-Yates, R. and Ribeiro-Neto, B. (eds), Addison-Wesley-Longman Publishers, 2nd edition, 2011.
  • New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval. Spink, A., and Cole, C., Springer, 2005.
  • Progress and Problems in Information Retrieval. Ellis, D., 2nd edition, Library Association Publishing, 1996.
  • Readings in Information Retrieval. Sparck-Jones, K. and Willett, P. (eds.), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1997.
  • Recherche d’information : état des lieux et perspectives. Mohand Boughanem and Jacques Savoy (eds.), Hermes, ISBN 978-2-7462-2005-8, 2008
  • Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice. W. Bruce Croft, Donald Metzler, and Trevor Strohman, Pearson Education, 2009
  • Text Information Retrieval Systems. Meadow, C.T., Boyce, B.R. & Kraft, D.H., 2nd edition, Academic Press, 2000.
  • The Geometry of Information Retrieval. Van Rijsbergen, C.J., Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • The Turn: Integration of Information Seeking and Retrieval in Context. Ingwersen, P., and Jarvelin, K., Springer, 2005.
  • TREC : Experiment and Evaluation in Information Retrieval. Voorhees, E.M., and Harman, D.K., (eds) The MIT Press, 2005.


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