Experiments with the use of syntactic analysis in information retrieval

Authors Markus Mittendorfer
Werner Winiwarter
Title Experiments with the use of syntactic analysis in information retrieval
Booktitle Proc. 6th Int. Workshop on Natural Language for Information Systems (NLDB 01)
Type in proceedings
Address Madrid, Spain
Month June
Year 2001
Pages 37-44
SCCH ID# 109
Abstract

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