In the past 20 years, along with the rapid development of information technology, the amount of information generated at a given time far exceeds human's ability to organize, search, and manipulate without the help of automatic systems. Information Retrieval (IR) is a discipline of studying theories, models, and techniques that deal with the representation, storage, organization, and retrieval of information items so that they can be useful to humans.
IR@Pitt is a group of researchers and educators who are interested in, and are actively working on various sub-topics areas of IR, which include adaptive and interactive information retrieval, cross-language information retrieval, digital library, information seeking on the Web and in traditional library settings, interface and visualization, and multimedia indexing and retrieval.
The goal of the group is to develop effective, efficient and friendly tools for people to access large, distributed, and heterogeneous information collections.
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