User-Chosen Phrases in Interactive Query Formulation for Information Retrieval

@inproceedings{Smeaton1998UserChosenPI,
  title={User-Chosen Phrases in Interactive Query Formulation for Information Retrieval},
  author={Alan F. Smeaton and Fergus Kelledy},
  booktitle={BCS-IRSG Annual Colloquium on IR Research},
  year={1998}
}
The impact of using phrases as content representation for documents and for queries has generall y been accepted as a desirable feature in information retrieval systems because phrases are generall y regarded as being more content-bearing than their constituent words. This has been borne by experiments in which the impact of phrases on retrieval performance has usuall y been found to be positi ve. However, most of the experimental results reported have derived phrases from documents and from… CONTINUE READING