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The Persian language is one of the dominant languages in the Middle East, so there are significant amount of Persian documents available on the Web. Due to the special and different nature of the Persian language compared to other languages like English, the design of information retrieval systems in Persian requires special considerations. However, there(More)
With rapid growth of information sources, it is essential to develop methods that retrieve most relevant information according to the user requirements. One way of improving the quality of retrieval is to use more than one retrieval engine and then merge the retrieved results and show a single ranked list to the user. There are studies that suggest(More)
Compared with traditional association rule mining in the structured world (e.g. Relational Databases), mining from XML data is confronted with more challenges due to the inherent flexibilities of XML in both structure and semantics. The major challenges include 1) a more complicated hierarchical data structure; 2) an ordered data context; and 3) a much(More)
The goal of this workshop is to create a forum for researchers interested in the use of semantic annotations for information retrieval. By semantic annotations we refer to linguistic annotations (such as named entities, semantic classes, etc.) as well as user annotations such as microformats, RDF, tags, etc. The aim of this workshop is not semantic(More)
Part of Speech (POS) tagging is an essential part of text processing applications. A POS tagger assigns a tag to each word of its input text specifying its grammatical properties. One of the popular POS taggers is TnT tagger which was shown to have high accuracy in English and some other languages. It is always interesting to see how a method in one(More)