Improving Query Expansion Using WordNet

@article{Pal2014ImprovingQE,
  title={Improving Query Expansion Using WordNet},
  author={Dipasree Pal and Mandar Mitra and Kalyankumar Datta},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2014},
  volume={65},
  pages={2469-2478}
}
This study proposes a new way of using WordNet for Query Expansion (QE). We choose candidate expansion terms, as usual, from a set of pseudo relevant documents; however, the usefulness of these terms is measured based on their definitions provided in a hand-crafted lexical resource like WordNet. Experiments with a number of standard TREC collections show that this method outperforms existing WordNet based methods. It also compares favorably with established QE methods such as KLD and RM3… CONTINUE READING
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