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Axis-specified Search: A Full-text Search Method for Extracting and Ordering Excerpts from Documents

Kanada, Y., IPSJ SIGFI Technical Report 98-FI-50-4, pp. 25-32, 1998, Published by IPSJ (in Japanese).

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Abstract: A full-text search method, which is called an axis-specified search method, is proposed. Excerpts are extracted from documents and ordered by using this method. The user selects an axis, such as year, area or quantity, from a menu, in addition to typing strings to be searched. Then, excerpts related to the axis and strings, and hyperlinks to the original sentences are ordered along the axis and displayed. Even if the number of results is very large, the user can easily survey them, because they are well structured. This method has been applied to an encyclopedia and a newspaper articles. In these applications, distributed descriptions that were related to each other could be gathered, and the user could discover their relationships from the results. For example, by specifying "basin" for a search string and "area" (m2) for an axis, descriptions of the world's largest rivers were extracted from the encyclopedia and sorted according to their basin areas.

Introduction to this research theme: Axis-Specified Search (Thematic Search)

Keywords: Text search, Axis-specified search, Year-axis search, Time-axis search, Area-axis search, Quantity-axis search, Encyclopedia search, Newspaper article search, Newspaper search, Quantity information extraction, Information organization, Search result organization, Organizing search, Search result sorting, Search result structurization, Structurizing search

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