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SILOL: A simple logical-linguistic document retrieval system

Authors
Journal
Information Processing & Management
0306-4573
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0306-4573(90)90012-q
Disciplines
  • Linguistics
  • Logic

Abstract

Abstract This paper introduces a logical-linguistic model of document retrieval systems and describes an implementation of a system called SILOL which is based on this model. SILOL uses a shallow semantic translation of natural language texts into a first order predicate representation in performing a document indexing and retrieval process. Some preliminary experiments have been carried out to test the retrieval effectiveness of this system. The results obtained show improvements in the level of retrieval effectiveness, which demonstrate that the approach of using a semantic theory of natural language and logic in document retrieval systems is a valid one.

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