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Cunningham, S. J., Holmes, G., Littin, J. N., Beale, R., Witten, I. H. (1997) Brain-Like Computing and Intelligent Information Systems,edited by S. Amari and N. Kasobov, pp 435-457. Springer-Verlag.

Adaptive information retrieval (IR) systems based on connectionist architectures have captured the attention of researchers over the past decade. This paper provides a review of connectionist IR research, including the major models for connectionist document and query representation, techniques to enhance query re-formulation, dynamic document routing (information filtering), and connectionist techniques for document clustering.