Bill Maron

Professor Emeritus
Focus: Probabilistic indexing, legal information retrieval and relational databases


Maron is best known for his work on probabilistic information retrieval which he published together with his friend and colleague Lary Kuhns. Maron also pioneered relational databases, proposing a system called the Relational Data File in 1967, on which Ted Codd based his Relational model of data.

He currently serves as Professor Emeritus at UC-Berkeley. He was recruited by Berkeley to become Director of the Institute for Library Research and Faculty member.

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