February 11, 2019 · Information Retrieval Getting Started

Information Retrieval: Resources for beginners

Information Retrieval (IR) can be defined as the activity of obtaining information system resources relevant to an information need from a collection of information resources. Most of the current IR work is centered on search engines (both online and offline). In this post I will try to gather useful sources that helped me to grasp this field from scratch.

Online resources


Slides & Presentations


Offline resources


As a personal suggestion, get both Modern Information Retrieval book and slides in order to get a first insight into the IR field.

This list of sources might get bigger over time. Suggestions of new sources are highly welcome.