As promised, I am pleased to announce the publication of the Robertson-Sparck Jones Probabilistic Model Tutorial.
09-20-2016 Update: The tutorial is now available at
The tutorial guides you through the intricasies of RSJ-PM. It is a great start for CS students and teachers interested in probabilistic models in information retrieval.
Due to the time spent on it, the April issue of the IR Watch newsletter will be a bit delayed.