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Journal of Systems Integration

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 61–82 | Cite as

A browser of supporting vague query processing in an office document system

  • Qianhong Liu
  • Peter A. Ng
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Abstract

DOCPROS (DOCument PROcessing System) is an intelligent document processing and retrieval system; it supports storing, extracting, classifying, categorizing, retrieving and browsing information from a variety of office documents. This article presents a portion of the retrieval subsystem of DOCPROS for processing vague queries in which the user may only have a vague retrieval target. That is, the user does not know exactly what kinds of information he needs until some kind of description is displayed to him. A browsing mechanism is employed for such situations to assist the user in the retrieval process.

Keywords

document classification filing and retrieval dual data model generalization and specialization metadata and domain knowledge 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Qianhong Liu
    • 1
  • Peter A. Ng
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Integrated Systems Research, Department of Computer and Information ScienceNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA

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