Thesis chapter 3: Information retrieval

Relevance can be interpreted in many ways, from subjective to objective. Which interpretations are built into traditional information retrieval systems, and what properties does these manifestations of relevance have? The use of IR for legal information has a long history. How does legal information retrieval correspond to the legal method, and can we improve on this correspondance, by e.g. creating a relevance ranking function more in line with what is considered legally relevant?

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