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Domain Specific Information Retrieval

Domain Specific Information Retrieval

This video was recorded at 6th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR), Yaroslavl 2012. Domain-specific search engines only index documents relevant to a specific domain, such as health information or intellectual property information. As prior knowledge is available about the domain of interest, such search engines can be adapted to take advantage of this knowledge for improving search results. Furthermore, the users of these search engines often have specific requirements as to how the search engines should function. This course begins with a general introduction to domain-specific search and the methods used, such as adapting vector space weighting and using specialized vocabularies. This is followed by more detailed coverage of two domains. In web search for health... Show More

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