ISIR: An Integrated System for Information Retrieval

  • Yonggang Qiu
Conference paper
Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)


In this paper, we will present an Integrated System for Information Retrieval ISIR. ISIR is an experimental Information Retrieval (IR) system serving as a testbedfor the integration of modern (IR) methods. Our first approach allows the user to issue queries as weighted descriptors. ISIR is connected to a commercial database service (Data-Star) containing millions of information items. The current version of ISIR establishes automatically a Data-Star session and submits Boolean queries that have been derived from the weighted query descriptors which may be put together by means of the information structures. In order to help the user formulate queries, an inteiface to various thesauri is available, which can help the user browse through the thesauri in three different views. ISIR is based on the x Window and X-Widgets.


Information Retrieval System Tree Number Inverse Document Frequency Semantic View Translation Rule 
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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© British Computer Society 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yonggang Qiu
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)ZurichSwitzerland

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