Experiments with a Component Theory of Probabilistic Information Retrieval Based on Single Terms as Document Components

@article{Kwok1990ExperimentsWA,
  title={Experiments with a Component Theory of Probabilistic Information Retrieval Based on Single Terms as Document Components},
  author={Kui-Lam Kwok},
  journal={ACM Trans. Inf. Syst.},
  year={1990},
  volume={8},
  pages={363-386}
}
A component theory of information retrieval using single content terms as component for queries and documents was reviewed and experimented with. The theory has the advantages of being able to (1) bootstrap itself, that is, define initial term weights naturally based on the fact that items are self relevent; (2) make use of within-item term frequencies; (3) account for query-focused and document-focused indexing and retrieval strategies cooperatively; and (4) allow for component-specific… CONTINUE READING
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