A Framework for Linguistic and Hierarchical Queries in Document Retrieval

  • Ronald R. Yager
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 50)


We describe a document retrieval language which enables user’s to bet-ter represent their requirements with respect to the desired documents to be re-trieve. This language allows for a specification of the interrelationship between the desired attributes using linguistic quantifiers. This framework also supports a hier-archical formulation of queries. These features allow for an increased expressiveness in the queries that be handled by a retrieval system.


Weighting Vector Fuzzy Subset Aggregation Operator Linguistic Expression Ordered Weight Average 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald R. Yager
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  1. 1.Machine Intelligence InstituteIona CollegeNew RochelleUSA

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