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Portland State University

2008

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Semantic integration (Computer systems)

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Semantic Components: A Model For Enhancing Retrieval Of Domain- Specific Information, Susan Loucette Price Mar 2008

Semantic Components: A Model For Enhancing Retrieval Of Domain- Specific Information, Susan Loucette Price

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Despite the success of general Internet search engines, information retrieval remains an incompletely solved problem. Our research focuses on supporting domain experts when they search domain-specific libraries to satisfy targeted information needs. The semantic components model introduces a schema specific to a particular document collection. A semantic component schema consists of a two-level hierarchy, document classes and semantic components. A document class represents a document grouping, such as topic type or document purpose. A semantic component is a characteristic type of information that occurs in a particular document class and represents an important aspect of the document’s main topic ...