Alternative representation for documents and queries

Elizabeth DuRoss Liddy

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It is commonly thought that there are but two choices of a text representation scheme for use in an information retrieval system - the free-text, natural language representation of documents' contents, or a controlled vocabulary representation based on a thesaurus developed for a particular topic area. The research herein reported suggests that there is a third alternative - one which combines the advantages of both traditional approaches and which overcomes many of the difficulties associated with each. The representation scheme has already produced promising preliminary results. As an approach to real-time document representation, its performance suggests a truly viable alternative for document representation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - National Online Meeting
PublisherPubl by Learned Information Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0938734733
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 14th National Online Meeting - New York, NY, USA
Duration: May 4 1993May 6 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings - National Online Meeting
ISSN (Print)0739-1471


ConferenceProceedings of the 14th National Online Meeting
CityNew York, NY, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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