A simple way of improving traditional IR methods by structuring queries

Autoren Markus Mittendorfer
Werner Winiwarter
Titel A simple way of improving traditional IR methods by structuring queries
Buchtitel Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE-SMC 2001)
Typ in Konferenzband
Ort Tucson, AZ, USA
Monat October
Jahr 2001
Seiten 951-953
SCCH ID# 158
Abstract

The traditional vector space model of IR treats a query as a structureless whole, a "bag of words", thus failing to capture many finer points. We propose an algorithm that breaks a query up into smaller units, does retrieval on these, and then combines the results, thereby respecting some of the query structure. Experimental results for a standard test collection are given and discussed.