Determining the Usefulness of Manually Assigned Keywords for a Vector Space System

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International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing

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Conference Proceeding

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In this paper, we report on a series of experiments involving feedback and query expansion. We conclude that query expansion using manually-assigned keywords has no advantage over expansion using terms from the text of the document.


Document text terms; Electronic information resource searching; Feedback; Automatic indexing; Keyword searching; Keyword usefulness; Manually assigned keywords; Query expansion; Query formulation; Relevance feedback; Subject headings; Vector space system; Vectors; Vocabulary


Computer Engineering | Computer Sciences | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Library and Information Science | Software Engineering | Theory and Algorithms


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