A simple way of improving traditional IR methods by structuring queries

Autoren Markus Mittendorfer
Werner Winiwarter
TitelA simple way of improving traditional IR methods by structuring queries
BuchtitelProc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE-SMC 2001)
Typin Konferenzband
OrtTucson, AZ, USA
MonatOctober
Jahr2001
Seiten951-953
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.