Condorcet query engine: A query engine for coordinated index terms

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Vet van der, Paul E. and Mars, Nicolaas J.I. (1999) Condorcet query engine: A query engine for coordinated index terms. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50 (6). pp. 485-492. ISSN 0002-8231

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Abstract:On-line information retrieval systems often offer their users some means to tune the query to match the level of granularity of the information request. Users can be offered a far greater range of possibilities, however, if documents are indexed with coordinated index concepts. Coordinated index concepts are compound index concepts that express a relation between concepts that function as simple subject descriptors, as in cures(headache, aspirin). We show the point by giving a functional specification of a query engine that can handle both simple and coordinated index concepts, Boolean combinations, and superconcept expansion. The Condorcet Query Engine, a prototype query engine that can be run over the World Wide Web (WWW), demonstrates the feasibility of these ideas. The combination of known and novel techniques ensures a smooth migration path from existing query engines to more advanced engines that handle coordinated index concepts.
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Copyright:© 1999 Wiley InterScience
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/71538
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1097-4571(1999)50:6<485::AID-ASI3>3.0.CO;2-S
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