Paper: Large-scale Computation of Distributional Similarities for Queries

ACL ID N09-2008
Title Large-scale Computation of Distributional Similarities for Queries
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2009
Authors

Wepresentalarge-scale, data-drivenapproach to computing distributional similarity scores for queries. We contrast this to recent web- based techniques which either require the off- line computation of complete phrase vectors, or an expensive on-line interaction with a search engine interface. Independent of the computationaladvantagesofourapproach, we show empirically that our technique is more effective at ranking query alternatives that the computationally more expensive technique of using the results from a web search engine.