Section 8.9. Where to Learn More

8.9. Where to Learn More

Although this is the longest chapter in this book, we've covered only the tip of the search system iceberg. If this piqued your interest, you may want to delve further into the field of information retrieval. Three of our favorite texts are:

  • Modern Information Retrieval by Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Berthier Ribeiro-Neto (Addison-Wesley).

  • Concepts of Information Retrieval by Miranda Lee Pao (Libraries Unlimited). This title is out of print, but you may be able to find used copies on Amazon.

  • On Search, the Series by Tim Bray, an excellent collection of essays on search written by the father of XML (

If you're looking for more immediate and practical advice, the most useful site for learning about search tools is, naturally, (, Avi Rappoport's compendium of installation and configuration advice, product listings, and industry news. Another excellent source is Danny Sullivan's Search Engine Watch (, which focuses on web-wide searching but is quite relevant to site-wide searching nonetheless.

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
ISBN: 0596527349
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 194
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