Paper: Building A Large Thesaurus For Information Retrieval

ACL ID A88-1014
Title Building A Large Thesaurus For Information Retrieval
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

Information retrieval systems that support searching of large textual databases are typically accessed by trained search intermediaries who provide assistance to end users in bridging the gap between the languages of authors and inquirers. We are building a thesaurus in the form of a large semantic network.to support interactive query expan- sion and search by end users. Our lexicon is being built by analyzing and merging data from several large English dic- tionaries; testing of its value for rea'ieval is with the SMART and CODER systems.