Salton Award Lecture - Information retrieval and computer science

W. Bruce Croft
2003 Proceedings of the 26th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in informaion retrieval - SIGIR '03  
Following the tradition of these acceptance talks, I will be giving my thoughts on where our field is going. Any discussion of the future of information retrieval (IR) research, however, needs to be placed in the context of its history and relationship to other fields. Although IR has had a very strong relationship with library and information science, its relationship to computer science (CS) and its relative standing as a sub-discipline of CS has been more dynamic. IR is quite an old field,
more » ... d when a number of CS departments were forming in the 60s, it was not uncommon for a faculty member to be pursuing research related to IR. Early ACM curriculum recommendations for CS contained courses on information retrieval, and encyclopedias described IR and database systems as different aspects of the same field.
doi:10.1145/860435.860437 dblp:conf/sigir/Croft03 fatcat:2dqtr7eh5rdgdb3mdp4hm4g7ly