Barbara A. Norgard

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In this paper we describe and test a two stage algorithm based on a lexical col-location technique which maps from the lexical clues contained in a document representation into a controlled vocabulary list of subject headings. Using a collection of 4,626 INSPEC documents, we create a \dictionary" of associations between the lexical items contained in the(More)
Searching of databases, textual or numeric, is likely to be effective and efficient only if the user is familiar with the classification, categorizing, and indexing schemes (metadata vocabularies) being searched. Therefore , it is obviously beneficial to provide a bridge between the user's ordinary language and the metadata vocabularies of the unfamiliar(More)
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