Robert N. Oddy

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This study attempted to use semantic relations expressed in text, in particular cause-e€ect relations, to improve information retrieval e€ectiveness. The study investigated whether the information obtained by matching cause-e€ect relations expressed in documents with the cause-e€ect relations expressed in users' queries can be used to improve document(More)
1. Abstract This work explores the use of plausible inferences as a means of retrieving relevant documents. Collins and Michal-ski's theory of plausible reasoning has been modified to accommodate information retrieval. Methods are proposed to represent document contents by logical terms and statements, and queries by incomplete logical statements.(More)
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