MIREX: MapReduce Information Retrieval Experiments

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Hiemstra, Djoerd and Hauff, Claudia (2010) MIREX: MapReduce Information Retrieval Experiments. [Report]

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Abstract:We propose to use MapReduce to quickly test new retrieval approaches on a cluster of machines by sequentially scanning all documents. We present a small case study in which we use a cluster of 15 low cost machines to search a web crawl of 0.5 billion pages showing that sequential scanning is a viable approach to running large-scale information retrieval experiments with little effort. The code is available to other researchers at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mirex/
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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