Karen Spärck Jones

1935 - 2007

Karen Spärck Jones

Karen Spärck Jones FBA (26 August 1935 – 4 April 2007) was a pioneering British computer scientist responsible for the concept of inverse document frequency, a technology that underlies most modern search engines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karen Spärck Jones has received more than 138,317 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 122nd most popular computer scientist.

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  • 140k

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  • 42.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, Karen Spärck Jones ranks 121 out of 187Before her are Andy Rubin, Kathleen Antonelli, Randy Pausch, Raj Reddy, Radia Perlman, and Richard Garriott. After her are James H. Clark, David Patterson, Phil Zimmermann, Abraham Lempel, Steve Russell, and Christos Papadimitriou.

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Among people born in 1935, Karen Spärck Jones ranks 275Before her are Leo Falcam, James Cotton, Adnan Badran, Yuri Titov, Mal Anderson, and Justin Francis Rigali. After her are Jack McDevitt, A. J. Foyt, Daniel Quinn, Carol Kaye, Susan Cooper, and Michael Chapman. Among people deceased in 2007, Karen Spärck Jones ranks 240Before her are Pascal Yoadimnadji, Roscoe Lee Browne, Helen Walton, Joseph Nérette, Robert Goulet, and The Fabulous Moolah. After her are Bruce Bennett, Kirka, Qurratulain Hyder, Laraine Day, David Halberstam, and Bam Bam Bigelow.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Karen Spärck Jones ranks 3,376 out of 5,347Before her are Sam Heughan (1980), Jennifer Saunders (1958), Sean Pertwee (1964), Harry Mallin (1892), Bernard Lovell (1913), and Joanne Harris (1964). After her are Sophie Turner (1996), Richard Attwood (1940), Glenn Hoddle (1957), Steve Bruce (1960), Brian Henton (1946), and Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1781).


Among computer scientists born in United Kingdom, Karen Spärck Jones ranks 11Before her are James H. Wilkinson (1919), Robin Milner (1934), Geoffrey Hinton (1947), Gary McKinnon (1966), Stephen Wolfram (1959), and Richard Garriott (1961). After her are Martin Fowler (1963), Alan Cox (1968), and Paul Graham (1964).

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