Exploring Information Retrieval – A series of eight ISKO UK / BCS IRSG IR workshops

Following requests from attendees to the ISKO UK KO-ED classes (part of the programme Knowledge Organization Education) ISKO UK ran two workshops in the Autumn: the first one on vocabulary control with Sylvie Davis and the second one on the UDC with Aida Slavic. The last of the three workshops “Practical Thesaurus Construction” with Stella Dextre Clarke takes place in January 2022.

KO-ED events continue in February and March 2022 with a series of weekly lectures entitled “Exploring Information Retrieval“. The series is organised by Aida Slavic and Martin White in collaboration with the Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG) of the British Computer Society (BCS). These eight lectures will provide an overview of the fundamental concepts, techniques and applications of Information Retrieval. With this programme ISKO UK and IRSG BCS aim to emphasise the central role of IR in all aspects of information work.  The target audience includes information professionals who would like to gain or refresh their knowledge of IR as well as students and researchers of any discipline where information retrieval plays a significant role.

The speakers from IRSG are Andy MacFarlane, Tony Russell-Rose, Ingo Frommholz and Martin White, together with Karen Blakeman, the leading UK web search specialist.

These lectures will take place on Thursdays at 6.30pm and will be free for all ISKO and BCS members.

About Martin White
Martin White

Martin is an information scientist and the author of Making Search Work and Enterprise Search. He has been involved with optimising search applications since the mid-1970s and has worked on search projects in both Europe and North America. Since 2002 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, University of Sheffield and is currently working on developing new approaches to search evaluation.

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