Expert/consultation system for a retrieval data-base with semantic network of concepts

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Abstract

This paper describes a development and implementation of an expert/consultation system for a retrieval data-base, that interfaces between the user and a retrieval system. The system's objective is to perform the information consultant's job in assisting a user to select the right vocabulary terms for his query. It is particularly useful for a novice user of a controlled-vocabulary, index-based retrieval system, who is not familiar with the vocabulary and the system Thesaurus. The user will enter his terms/keywords, that represent his information need, and the system will apply search procedures on its knowledge-base, and will find relevant concepts to be used as query-terms. The system is interactive; it can explain to the user why/how a concept was discovered/suggested, and it can backtrack and try to find alternatives in case the user rejects a suggested concept. Two versions of the system were developed, utilizing two search and interaction strategies. Experiments will be conducted with the two alternatives in order to find out user preference and to compare performance. Performance will also be compard with an alternative "conventional" approach, which is an On-Line-Thesarus - developed as part of this study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Storage and Retrieval
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical Issues in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1981
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages145-149
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0897910524, 9780897910521
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 May 1981
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Storage and Retrieval: Theoretical Issues in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1981 - Oakland, United States
Duration: 31 May 19812 Jun 1981

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Storage and Retrieval: Theoretical Issues in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1981

Conference

Conference4th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Storage and Retrieval: Theoretical Issues in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1981
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOakland
Period31/05/812/06/81

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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