Foreground and background text in retrieval

Karlgren, Jussi and Järvinen, Timo (2002) Foreground and background text in retrieval. In: AAAI Spring Symposium on Acquiring (and Using) Linguistic (and World) Knowledge for Information Access, Stanford, USA.



Our hypothesis is that certain clauses have foreground functions in text, while other clauses have background functions and that these functions are expressed or reflected in the syntactic structure of the clause. Presumably these clauses will have differing utility for automatic approaches to text understanding; a summarization system might want to utilize background clauses to capture commonalities between numbers of documents while an indexing system might use foreground clauses in order to capture specific characteristics of a certain document.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:J. Computer Applications > J.5 ARTS AND HUMANITIES
ID Code:64
Deposited By:Userware Researcher
Deposited On:26 Oct 2005
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