Exploiting syntactic analysis of queries for information retrieval

@article{Mittendorfer2002ExploitingSA,
  title={Exploiting syntactic analysis of queries for information retrieval},
  author={Markus Mittendorfer and Werner Winiwarter},
  journal={Data Knowl. Eng.},
  year={2002},
  volume={42},
  pages={315-325}
}
Up to now, the results of applying sophisticated NL techniques to IR have been mostly disappointing. Our research aims at investigating in detail the role of syntactic analysis in IR and at finding answers to the question why it works better for some queries and worse for others. The final goal is a hybrid algorithm that selectively applies syntactic analysis to certain classes of queries while relying on standard statistical techniques otherwise. 

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