Good article on searching

If you want a useful overview of information retrieval from the Memex to Google, read this Ramano Rao article courtesy of Gary Price. A long time Xerox PARC researcher, Rao usefully locates searching etc with the ‘information workplace’ . Note the snail-like pace of linguistic processing in the development of better information provision.

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Andrew Joscelyne
European, a language technology industry watcher since Electric Word was first published, sometime journalist, consultant, market analyst and animateur of projects. Interested in technologies for augmenting human intellectual endeavour, multilingual méssage, the history of language machines, the future of translation, and the life of the digital mindset.

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