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Intelligent Query Expansion for the Queries including Numerical Terms

IJCA Proceedings on National Conference on Communication Technologies & its impact on Next Generation Computing 2012
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
CTNGC - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2012
Devendra K. Tayal
Smita Sabharwal
Amita Jain
Kanika Mittal

Devendra K Tayal, Smita Sabharwal, Amita Jain and Kanika Mittal. Article: Intelligent Query Expansion for the Queries including Numerical Terms. IJCA Proceedings on National Conference on Communication Technologies & its impact on Next Generation Computing 2012 CTNGC(2):35-39, November 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Devendra K. Tayal and Smita Sabharwal and Amita Jain and Kanika Mittal},
	title = {Article: Intelligent Query Expansion for the Queries including Numerical Terms},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on National Conference on Communication Technologies & its impact on Next Generation Computing 2012},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {CTNGC},
	number = {2},
	pages = {35-39},
	month = {November},
	note = {Full text available}


Generally the query input by a user contains terms that do not match those terms which are used to index the majority of the relevant documents. Sometimes the un-retrieved relevant documents are indexed by a different set of terms than those in the query. In order to solve this problem it is necessary to modify the user's query. To do so the researchers have proposed query expansion to help the user to formulate what information is actually needed. For nonnumeric terms researchers purposed many good solutions but as numerical values do not have any synonyms or stemming words, previous approaches were restricted to match the document exactly to the numerical terms that were present in the query. The method presented in this paper searches for the approximate matching of numerical terms also. The method uses fuzzy weighing of query terms with the help of fuzzy triangular membership function.


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