University at Albany
An introduction to current practices in information retrieval. Topics covered include key concepts in information storage and retrieval, the document and query structure, matching mechanisms and formal retrieval models, output presentation, and the evaluation of system effectiveness. Includes an investigation into the inner workings of retrieval systems and search engines.
Manning, C. D., Raghavan, P, Schutze, H. 2008. Introduction to Information Retrieval.