The Role of an Information Retrieval in the Current Era of Vast Computer Science Stream
Prakash S1, Shashidhara HR2, G.T.Raju3

1Prakash S, RNSIT, Bangalore-98, India.
2Shashidhara HR, RNSIT, Bangalore-98, India.
3Dr.G.T.Raju, RNSIT, Bangalore-98, India.
Manuscript received on June 03, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on June 27, 2013. | Manuscript published on July 05, 2013. | PP: 139-143 | Volume-3 Issue-3, July 2013. | Retrieval Number: C1673073313/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The modern era of search technology has changed the way the information searched and retrieved compared to the previous decade of search engines. Today’s search engine has evolved as a way of shifting the locus of control over information dissemination closer to the consumers of that content. Information retrieval being a vast field, has many application related to it. In this paper we analyze various fields in which IR is being used as an application. We divide the application into seven categories; they are Communication, Databases, Natural Language Processing, Multimedia, Document Ranking, Semantic Web and Software Engineering. In this paper it can be observed that the importance of IR in the various fields just by sheer number of categories it supports. The more widely its used, the more it will change the way the mankind is going look at information and world at large.
Keywords: Information Retrieval, Web result clustering, Query optimization, Web and Databases, Semantic web, Document ranking, Data Engineering, Natural language processing.