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AN APPLICATION OF LANGUAGE PROCESSING FOR A SEARCH INTERFACE

BRIAN VICKERY (Ealing, London)
ALINA VICKERY (Ealing, London)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 March 1992

Abstract

The paper describes techniques developed by Tome Associates to process natural language queries into search statements suitable for transmission to online text database systems. The problems discussed include word identification, the handling of unknown words, the contents and structure of system dictionaries, the use of semantic categories and classification, disambiguation of multi‐meaning words, stemming and truncation, noun compounds and indications of relationship between search terms.

Citation

VICKERY, B. and VICKERY, A. (1992), "AN APPLICATION OF LANGUAGE PROCESSING FOR A SEARCH INTERFACE", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 48 No. 3, pp. 255-275. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026897

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MCB UP Ltd

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