Paper: Linguistic Knowledge Can Improve Information Retrieval

ACL ID A00-1036
Title Linguistic Knowledge Can Improve Information Retrieval
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

This paper describes the results of some experiments using a new approach to information access that combines techniques from natural language process- ing and knowledge representation with a penalty- based technique for relevance estimation and passage retrieval. Unlike many attempts to combine natural language processing with information retrieval, these results show substantial benefit from using linguistic knowledge.