Remarks on Semantic Information Description by Noun Phrases

Rahmstorf G (1975). Remarks on Semantic Information Description by Noun Phrases. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-75-153

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Abstract

This paper summarizes some ideas about a new method for information retrieval and data description based on natural language features, which is applicable to both formatted and textual data.

The language's ability to express specific terms by noun phrases is particularly useful for describing information requests (queries) and data related to interdisciplinary fields, i.e. energy or environmental research. These fields are characterized by a fluctuating terminology, variety of different data and by information requests, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, it is expected that the proposed information retrieval and data description method will be more efficient than the currently used methods, which are based on Boolean expressions.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2016 13:01
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/275

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