An adaptive information retrieval system based on Neural Networks

  • Fabio Crestani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 686)


This paper presents partial results of an experimental investigation concerning the use of Neural Networks in associative adaptive Information Retrieval. The learning and generalisation capabilities of the Backpropagation learning procedure are used to build up and employ application domain knowledge in the form of a sub-symbolic knowledge representation. The knowledge is acquired from examples of queries and relevant documents of the collection. In this paper the architecture of the system is presented and the results of the experimentation are briefly reported.


Relevant Document Relevance Feedback Retrieval Performance Retrieval Phase Original Query 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Crestani
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica ed InformaticaUniversita' di PadovaItaly

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