Statistical Phrases for Vector-Space Information Retrieval (poster abstract)

@inproceedings{Turpin1999StatisticalPF,
  title={Statistical Phrases for Vector-Space Information Retrieval (poster abstract)},
  author={Andrew Turpin and Alistair Moffat},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={1999}
}
When employing a vector-space model to evaluate a query against a document collection several choices must be made. A fundamental design decision is the definition of the terms which form the dimensions of the space. Should the terms be single words, pairs of words, linguistic phrases, entire sentences, or some other combination of textual units? It seems intuitive that when calculating a measure of similarity between a natural language query text and natural language documents, some respect… CONTINUE READING
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