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Retrieving with good sense

Sanderson, M. (2000) Retrieving with good sense. Information Retrieval, 2 (1). pp. 49-69. ISSN 1573-7659


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Although always present in text, word sense ambiguity only recently became regarded as a problem to information retrieval which was potentially solvable. The growth of interest in word senses resulted from new directions taken in disambiguation research. This paper first outlines this research and surveys the resulting efforts in information retrieval. Although the majority of attempts to improve retrieval effectiveness were unsuccessful, much was learnt from the research. Most notably a notion of under what circumstance disambiguation may prove of use to retrieval.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Information Retrieval. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: word sense ambiguity, word sense disambiguation, stemming, information retrieval
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 13:05
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009933700147
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1023/A:1009933700147
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4573

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