Application of Spreading Activation Techniques in Information Retrieval


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.

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Crestani, F. Application of Spreading Activation Techniques in Information Retrieval. Artificial Intelligence Review 11, 453–482 (1997).

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