Category Archives: Books

December 14, 2010

PDF recommendation

The Information Retrieval Methods PDF by Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze is not only gratis, but a good resource on all kinds of Information Retrieval topics: the boolean model, the vector space model, tf-idf weighting, language models etc.

December 11, 2010
August 6, 2010

There are 129,864,800 books in the world

According to Google. The final figure isn’t as interesting as the post detailing how they came up with it – a process that started by answering a seemingly simple question: “What counts as a book?”

January 29, 2010
December 26, 2009
October 18, 2009