|Phrasier: a system for interactive document retrieval using keyphrases|
Jones, S., Staveley, M. S. (1999) Proc 22nd International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR’99),edited by M. Hearst, F. Gey and R. Tong, Berkeley, USA, August, pp 160-167. ACM.
Users’ information needs are often too complex to be effectively expressed in standard query interfaces to full-text retrieval systems. A typical need is to find documents that are similar to a given source document, yet describing the content of a document in a few terms is a difficult task. We describe Phrasier, an interactive system for browsing, querying and relating documents within a digital library. Phrasier exploits keyphrases that have been automatically extracted from source documents to create links to similar document and to suggest appropriate query phrases to users. Phrasier’s keyphrase-based retrieval engine returns ranked lists of documents that are similar to a given source text. Evaluation indicates that Phrasier’s keyphrase-based retrieval performs as well as full-text retrieval when recall and relevance scores assigned by human assessors are considered.