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Similarity or inference for assessing relevance in information retrieval

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Cross, V.V. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC, USA

The primary objective of an information retrieval system is to provide the user with relevant documents given the user's query. Numerous approaches to determining a document's relevance have been proposed based on the underlying retrieval model. In the paper, similarity-based and inference-based IR models are examined. A fuzzy information retrieval model is presented such that assessing document relevancy is based on the user's interpretation of the query term weights. The close relationship between the similarity-based and inference-based IR models is investigated in the context of the fuzzy information retrieval model

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Fuzzy Systems, 2001. The 10th IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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