A tutorial on information retrieval: basic terms and concepts

  title={A tutorial on information retrieval: basic terms and concepts},
  author={Wei Zhou and Neil R. Smalheiser and Clement Yu},
  journal={Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration},
  pages={2 - 2}
This informal tutorial is intended for investigators and students who would like to understand the workings of information retrieval systems, including the most frequently used search engines: PubMed and Google. Having a basic knowledge of the terms and concepts of information retrieval should improve the efficiency and productivity of searches. As well, this knowledge is needed in order to follow current research efforts in biomedical information retrieval and text mining that are developing… CONTINUE READING

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