SILOL: A simple logical-linguistic document retrieval system

Tengku M T Sembok, C. J. van Rijsbergen

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Abstract

This paper introduces a logical-linguistic model of document retrieval systems and describes an implementation of a system called SILOL which is based on this model. SILOL uses a shallow semantic translation of natural language texts into a first order predicate representation in performing a document indexing and retrieval process. Some preliminary experiments have been carried out to test the retrieval effectiveness of this system. The results obtained show improvements in the level of retrieval effectiveness, which demonstrate that the approach of using a semantic theory of natural language and logic in document retrieval systems is a valid one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-134
Number of pages24
JournalInformation Processing and Management
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Information retrieval systems
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SILOL : A simple logical-linguistic document retrieval system. / Sembok, Tengku M T; van Rijsbergen, C. J.

In: Information Processing and Management, Vol. 26, No. 1, 1990, p. 111-134.

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Sembok, Tengku M T ; van Rijsbergen, C. J. / SILOL : A simple logical-linguistic document retrieval system. In: Information Processing and Management. 1990 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 111-134.
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