Natural language processing for information retrieval

David D. Lewis, Karen Spärck Jones
1996 Communications of the ACM  
The paper summarizes the essential properties of document retrieval and reviews both conventional practice and research findings, the latter suggesting that simple statistical techniques can be effective. It then considers the new opportunities and challenges presented by the user's ability to search full text directly (rather than e.g. titles and abstracts), and suggests appropriate approaches to doing this, with a focus on the potential role of natural language processing. The paper also
more » ... nts on possible connections with data and knowledge retrieval, and concludes by emphasizing the importance of rigorous performance testing.
doi:10.1145/234173.234210 fatcat:hx5vubhmcvctdcwemnxhu6qpem