Query refinement by word proximity and position

Query refinement by word proximity and position Traditional online information services have been offering proximity and positional operators for many years to narrow or broaden a search by specifying how far and in what order the words of the query should appear in the documents or in their surrogates to qualify for retrieval. The proximity and positional operators which define the distance and the order of the words required are not exactly intuitive and vary greatly from one online system to the other. Still, they are used by the savviest searchers intensively. This paper examines and evaluates various search engines in terms of word proximity and position. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Online Information Review Emerald Publishing

Query refinement by word proximity and position

Online Information Review, Volume 28 (2): 4 – Apr 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1468-4527
DOI
10.1108/14684520410531691
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Abstract

Traditional online information services have been offering proximity and positional operators for many years to narrow or broaden a search by specifying how far and in what order the words of the query should appear in the documents or in their surrogates to qualify for retrieval. The proximity and positional operators which define the distance and the order of the words required are not exactly intuitive and vary greatly from one online system to the other. Still, they are used by the savviest searchers intensively. This paper examines and evaluates various search engines in terms of word proximity and position.

Journal

Online Information ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2004

Keywords: Searching; Internet; Information retrieval

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