This set of pages is designed to provide a primarly textual
version of the **Finding Out About** materials, together with the
primary hypertext links connecting these sections to one
another, and especially connecting them to others' bibliographic
and WWW resources.

It is also important to say what FOA:hT is **not**:

- By design, these pages are missing all figures and many of
the equations. At least in the current implementation of
`l2h.py`

, many LaTeX codes also make it through, and there are a number of other glitches, too. - It is
*not*the same HTML version of FOA that Cambridge University Press has developed for inclusion in the FOA CDROM: the CUP version will have all figures and nicely set mathematics, etc. - This text is
*not*the final, corrected proof copy. The pages were generated from the LaTeX source I provided to Cambridge University Press (in January, 2000), using a homegrown Python utility I call`l2h.py`

. - For all the reasons above and then some, it is
**not**intended to supplant the textbook!

- 0 Preface
- 1 Overview
- 2 Extracting Lexical Features
- 3 Weighting and matching against Indices
- 4 Assessing the retrieval
- 5 Mathematical Foundations
- 6 Inference beyond the \Index
- 7 Adaptive Information Retrieval
- 8 Conclusions \& Future Directions
- 9 Active Colophon