Statistical Language Models and Information Retrieval: Natural Language Processing Really Meets Retrieval

Djoerd Hiemstra, Franciska M.G. de Jong

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Traditionally, natural language processing techniques for information retrieval have always been studied outside the framework of formal models of information retrieval. In this article, we introduce a new formal model of information retrieval based on the application of statistical language models. Simple natural language processing techniques that are often used for information retrieval ± we give an introductory overview of these techniques in Section 2 ± can be modeled by the new language modeling approach.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)288-293
Number of pages6
JournalGlot international
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • EWI-9141
  • METIS-203032
  • IR-66886

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