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, Volume 74, Issue 20, pp 8729–8743 | Cite as

Finding hidden relevant documents buried in scientific documents by terminological paraphrases

  • Sung-Pil Choi
  • Sung-Ho Shin
  • Hanmin Jung
  • Daesung LeeEmail author
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Abstract

Technical terms play an important role of effective queries for many users to search scientific databases. However, authors of scientific literature often employ alternative expressions to represent the meanings of specific terms, in other words, Terminological Paraphrases (TPs) in the literature for certain reasons, which leads to producing relevant documents that are not captured by conventional terms above. In this paper, we propose an effective way to retrieve “de facto relevant documents” which only contain those TPs and cannot be searched by conventional models in an environment with only controlled vocabularies by adapting Predicate Argument Tuple (PAT). The experiment confirms that PAT-based document retrieval is an effective and promising method to discover those kinds of documents and to improve the recall of terminology-based scientific information access models.

Keywords

De facto relevant documents Terminological paraphrase Scientific information retrieval Terminology Text mining Predicate argument tuple 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung-Pil Choi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sung-Ho Shin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hanmin Jung
    • 1
  • Daesung Lee
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Korea Institution of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)DaejeonSouth Korea
  2. 2.School of Applied Science, Department of Computer EngineeringCatholic University of PusanPusanSouth Korea

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