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Weighting Query Terms Based on Distributional Statistics

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This year, the SICS team has concentrated on query processing and on the internal topical structure of the query, specifically compound translation. Compound translation is non-trivial due to dependencies between compound elements. This year, we have investigated topical dependencies between query terms: if a query term happens to be non-topical or noise, it should be discarded or given a low weight when ranking retrieved documents; if a query term shows high topicality its weight should be boosted. The two experiments described here are based on the analysis of the distributional character of query terms: one using similarity of occurrence context between query terms globally across the entire collection; the other using the likelihood of individual terms to appear topically in individual texts. Both -- complementary -- boosting schemes tested delivered improved results.

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