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Using part-of-speech patterns to reduce query ambiguity

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Using part-of-speech patterns to reduce query ambiguity
Query ambiguity is a generally recognized problem, particularly in Web environments where queries are commonly only one or two words in length. In this study, we explore one technique that finds commonly occurring patterns of parts of speech near a one-word query and allows them to be transformed into clarification questions. We use a technique derived from statistical language modeling to show that the clarification queries will reduce ambiguity much of the time, and often quite substantially. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.1 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Content Analysis and Indexing--linguistic processing; H.3.3 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Information Search and Retrieval--query formulation, search process Keywords Clarity, part of speech, query ambiguity
James Allan, Hema Raghavan
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where SIGIR
Authors James Allan, Hema Raghavan
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