Comparing the Effect of Syntactic vs. Statistical Phrase Indexing Strategies for Dutch

@inproceedings{Kraaij1998ComparingTE,
  title={Comparing the Effect of Syntactic vs. Statistical Phrase Indexing Strategies for Dutch},
  author={Wessel Kraaij and Ren{\'e}e Pohlmann},
  booktitle={ECDL},
  year={1998}
}
In this paper we describe the results of experiments contrasting syntactic phrase indexing with statistical phrase indexing for Dutch texts. Our results showed that we at least need a compound splitting algorithm for good quality retrieval for Dutch texts. If we then add either syntactic or statistical phrases, performance generally improves, but this effect is never statistically significant. If we compare syntactic vs. statistical phrase indexing, syntactic phrases are slightly superior to… CONTINUE READING

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