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Artificial Intelligence Review

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 453–482 | Cite as

Application of Spreading Activation Techniques in Information Retrieval

  • F. Crestani
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Abstract

This paper surveys the use of Spreading Activation techniques onSemantic Networks in Associative Information Retrieval. The majorSpreading Activation models are presented and their applications toIR is surveyed. A number of works in this area are criticallyanalyzed in order to study the relevance of Spreading Activation forassociative IR.

spreading activation information storage and retrieval semantic networks associative information retrieval information processing knowledge representation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Crestani
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformaticaUniversitá di PadovaPadovaItaly, email

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