Paper: The Importance Of Proper Weighting Methods

ACL ID H93-1070
Title The Importance Of Proper Weighting Methods
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993

The importance of good weighting methods in information retrieval -- methods that stress the most useful features of a document or query representative -- is examined. Evidence is presented that good weighting methods are more important than the feature selection process and it is suggested that the two need to go hand-in-hand in order to be effective. The paper concludes with a method for learning a good weight for a term based upon the characteristics of that term.