Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Gerard (Gerry) Salton
Born: March 8, 1927 in Nuremberg, Germany
Death: August 28, 1995 (Age: 68)
Computer related contributions
- Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University who was possibly the leading computer scientist working in the field of information retrieval during his time.
- His group at Cornell developed the SMART Information Retrieval System, which he initiated when he was at Harvard.
- Salton was best known for developing the now widely used Vector Space Model for information retrieval.
- A Vector Space Model for Automatic Indexing (1975)
- Automatic Text Processing (1989)
- A Theory of Indexing. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (1975)
- Automatic Information Organization and Retrieval (1968)
Honors and awards
- ACM Fellow (1995)
- Award of Merit from the American Society for Information Science (1989)
- SIGIR Award for outstanding contributions to study of information retrieval (1983)