The Special Interest Group for Information Retrieval (SIGIR)

SIGIR is looking for a new chair, if you are interested, please mail

The ACM office is located in room 1225 of the Digital Computer Laboratory.

On-line information is growing exponentially, diversifying into many forms and media. SIGIR addresses issues ranging from theory to user demands in the application of computers to the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and distribution of information. SIGIR welcomes members working in all aspects of information storage, retrieval, and dissemination, including research strategies, output schemes, and system evaluation.

Info on the ACM@UIUC SIGIR mailing list. This list is for SIGIR meeting announcements, related events and information.

The National ACM SIGIR page.

Related References

The Information Retrieval Reference System maintained by Arnon Rungsawang contains an extensive bibliography or IR related items, many of which have links to full text.

A Survey of Information Retrieval by Scott Weiss contains many links IR papers, projects, and other resources.

IDOM from the IDOMENEUS technology transfer server contains many resources for researchers in information retrieval and databases.

The Data Mine is a fairly comprehensive collection of references on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD).

Doug Oard developed an excellent list of Information Filtering Resources as part of the Information Filtering Project at the University of Maryland.

The Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing page maintained by Anne Diekema contains a well kept selection of resources.

My page on Digital Library Related Information and Resources has a good selection of IR related projects and papers.

Mail questions or comments to

Page last updated on 2/15/1999 by Ben Gross (