Definition of Information retrieval

1. Noun. (information science) The science of searching for information in documents, searching for documents themselves, searching for metadata which describe documents, or searching within databases, whether relational stand-alone databases or hypertextually-networked databases such as the World Wide Web. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Information Retrieval

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information and communications technology
information bulletin
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information retrieval (current term)
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