Sir, We write to record our debt, and that of our colleagues, to one of the founding fathers of information retrieval, Gerard (Gerry) Salton, who died on 28th August 1995 in Ithaca, ny at the age of 68. Information retrieval was established as a new academic discipline by a small number of pioneers, Gerry among them, who recognised the need for, and the research challenges presented by, the automated indexing, storage and retrieval of text documents. He brought academic rigour and scholarship to establishing the foundations of this discipline, and we acknowledge his influential contributions to the theory, experimental methods, and practice of information retrieval.
AGOSTI, M., BEAULIEU, M., CLEVERDON, C., FREI, H., FUHR, N., HARPER, D., INGWERSEN, P., KEEN, M., KUHLEN, R., ROBERTSON, S., SMEATON, A., SPARCK JONES, K., VAN RUSBERGEN, K. and WILLETT, P. (1996), "GERARD (GERRY) SALTON", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 52 No. 1, pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026959Download as .RIS
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