Information Retrieval and Artificial Intelligence

  title={Information Retrieval and Artificial Intelligence},
  author={Karen Sp{\"a}rck Jones},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
This paper addresses the relations between information retrieval (IR) and AI. It examines document retrieval, summarising its essential features and illustrating the state of its art by presenting one probabilistic model in detail, with some test results showing its value. The paper then analyses this model and related successful approaches, concentrating on and justifying their use of weak, redundant representation and reasoning. It goes on to other information management tasks and considers… CONTINUE READING


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