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Viewing Stemming as Recall Enhancement

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Viewing Stemming as Recall Enhancement
Previous research on stemming has shown both positive and negative effects on retrieval performance. This paper describes an experiment in which several linguistic and non-linguistic stemmers are evaluated on a Dutch test collection. Experiments especially focus on the measurement of Recall. Results show that linguistic stemming restricted to inflection yields a significant improvement over full linguistic and non-linguistic stemming, both in average Precision and R-Recall. Best results are obtained with a linguistic stemmer which is enhanced with compound analysis. This version has a significantly better Recall than a system without stemming, without a significant deterioration of Precision.
Wessel Kraaij, Renée Pohlmann
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Type Conference
Year 1996
Where SIGIR
Authors Wessel Kraaij, Renée Pohlmann
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