A simple way of improving traditional IR methods by structuring queries

M. Mittendorfer, W. Winiwarter. A simple way of improving traditional IR methods by structuring queries. pages 951-953, 10, 2001.

Autoren
  • Markus Mittendorfer
  • Werner Winiwarter
BuchProc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE-SMC 2001)
TypIn Konferenzband
Monat10
Jahr2001
Seiten951-953
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.