RSTIndex: Indexing and Retrieving Web Document Using Computational and Linguistic Techniques

  • Farhi Marir
  • Kamel Houam
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2412)


The amount of information available on the Internet is currently growing at an incredible rate. However, the lack of efficient indexing is still a major barrier to effective information retrieval on the web. This paper presents a new technique for capturing the semantic of the document to be used for indexing and retrieval of relevant document from the Internet. It performs the conventional keyword based indexing and introduces a thematic relationship between parts of text using natural language understanding (NLU) and a linguistics theory called rhetorical structure theory (RST).


Noun Phrase Keyword Extraction Retrieval Precision Natural Language Understanding Rhetorical Relation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farhi Marir
    • 1
  • Kamel Houam
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Informatics & Multimedia TechnologyNorth London UniversityUK

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