There is a Quora topic for Information Retrieval. Perhaps one might better ask what the difference and similarity was between information retrieval and search, and what the role of search in artificial intelligence may be. As has been pointed out over and over on Quora, artificial intelligence is not a very useful term, but rather a grab bag of disparate sub-domains. For instance, information retrieval is listed under natural language processing on Wikipedia, and NLP may or may not represent a sub-domain of AI. The real problem with “artificial intelligence” is that no one has yet figured out just what “natural intelligence” is….
· Graph-based Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval
· Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval
· Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing