am 2. August 2002
eine sehr gute und sehr ausführliche einführung in den bereich "information storage and retrieval". Es werden verschiedene Komprimierungs-, Indexierungs- und Suchalgorithmen vorgestellt und behandelt. Dabei wird gekonnt der Grad zwischem mathematischem Background und praktischer Programmierung beschritten ohne zuweit auf die eine oder andere Seite zu kippen. Es handelt sich also weder um eine mathematische Abhandlung der zugrundeliegenden algebraischen Probleme noch um ein kommentiertes Programmlisting sondern um das Buch das ein mathematisch erfahrener Programmieren als Einstieg zur Programmierung eines eigenen Contentsystems schreiben sollte.
am 29. Dezember 1999
MG gave a good introduction to the components of practical Information Retrieval (IR). You can clearly see that the authors have a genuine interest in the field! But, I would like some more theoretical analysis of the algorithms used(i.e. O-notation), and more focus on parallell implementations of IR systems. Another book related to the same area worth mentioning is "Modern Information Retrieval".
am 10. September 1999
This text sets the standard for future information retrieval texts and has replaced the Salton books as the canonical academic text.
The second edition is highly readable and contains a thorough updating of the algorithms and data structures in the field.
I like the text because of its readability, conciseness, thoroughness, and attention to detail. The comparisons of algorithms on realistic sized collections is unparalleled in other texts.
I have used this text for the past 5 years in a graduate level information storage and retrieval class but I believe it has a much wider audience due to the quality of writing.
Additionally, the free availability of the mg system which implements many of the best algorithms of the text allows the reader/student to take advantage of the technology without having to start from scratch.
am 17. September 1999
This is one of those rare books that succeeds both on a theoretical and practical level. The theory underlying management and retrieval of large collections of mixed text and image data is thoroughly covered. The authors' experience in developing the accompanying software shines through in the clarity of their explanations and enables them to give practical information regarding the techniques discussed. The software is not just of academic interest, either - an appendix describes a digital library, accessible over the web, that is supported by the mg software. In summary, this is a great book - readable, thorough and practical.
am 15. September 1999
Managing Gigabytes is a must read for anyone iterested in how to transmit, access, store, and search large amounts of data. I'm the President and CTO of Aladdin Systems, Inc, the creators of the StuffIt compression product line for Mac and Windows, and I find it an invaluable addition to my reference library. The authors take complex information and present it in an organized, easy to read format, suitable for novices to experts. I highly recommend this book.
am 27. August 1999
I found MG exceedingly readable, and particularly useful. The ideas are very well explained, and the problems are solved in a stepwise fashion, leading from a simple, inefficient solution to a problem to a more complex, efficient one. Where appropriate, pseudocode is included to communicate the algorithms unambiguously. I use the free MG software in my research on information retrieval, and this book is an indispensible supplement to the software. The ideas on compression and efficiency described in the book and implemented in the software are the best that I know of in the public domain, and I've looked!