Compound descriptors in context: a matching function for classifications and thesauri

  title={Compound descriptors in context: a matching function for classifications and thesauri},
  author={D. Tudhope and Ceri Binding and Dorothee Blocks and D. Cunliffe},
  booktitle={JCDL '02},
There are many advantages for Digital Libraries in indexing with classifications or thesauri, but some current disincentive in the lack of flexible retrieval tools that deal with compound descriptors. This paper discusses a matching function for compound descriptors, or multi-concept subject headings, that does not rely on exact matching but incorporates term expansion via thesaurus semantic relationships to produce ranked results that take account of missing and partially matching terms. The… Expand
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