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The INQUERY Retrieval System

  • James P. Callan
  • W. Bruce Croft
  • Stephen M. Harding

Abstract

As larger and more heterogeneous text databases become available, information retrieval research will depend on the development of powerful, efficient and flexible retrieval engines. In this paper, we describe a retrieval system (INQUERY) that is based on a probabilistic retrieval model and provides support for sophisticated indexing and complex query formulation. INQUERY has been used successfully with databases containing nearly 400,000 documents.

Keywords

Application Programmer Interface Structure Query Language Finite State Automaton Query Node Lexical Analyzer 
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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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • James P. Callan
    • 1
  • W. Bruce Croft
    • 1
  • Stephen M. Harding
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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