Exploiting syntactic analysis of queries for information retrieval

Authors Markus Mittendorfer
Werner Winiwarter
Title Exploiting syntactic analysis of queries for information retrieval
Type article
Journal Data & Knowledge Engineering
Number 3
Volume 42
Month September
Year 2002
Pages 315-325
SCCH ID# 251
Abstract

Up to now, the results of applying sophisticated NL techniques to IR have been mostly disappointing. Our research aims at investigating in detail the role of syntactic analysis in IR and at finding answers to the question why it works better for some queries and worse for others. The final goal is a hybrid algorithm that selectively applies syntactic analysis to certain classes of queries while relying on standard statistical techniques otherwise.