Experiments in Automatic Statistical Thesaurus Construction

@inproceedings{Crouch1992ExperimentsIA,
  title={Experiments in Automatic Statistical Thesaurus Construction},
  author={Carolyn J. Crouch and Bokyung Yang},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={1992}
}
A well constructed thesaurus has long been recognized as a valuable tool in the effective operation of an information retrieval system. This paper reports the results of experiments designed to determine the validity of an approach to the automatic construction of global thesauri (described originally by Crouch in [1] and [2] based on a clustering of the document collection. The authors validate the approach by showing that the use of thesauri generated by this method results in substantial… CONTINUE READING
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