Fuzzy Information Retrieval Systems: A Historical Perspective

  • Donald H. Kraft
  • Erin Colvin
  • Gloria Bordogna
  • Gabriella Pasi
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 326)


The application of fuzzy set theory to information retrieval has been applied, specifically to Boolean models. This includes fuzzy indexing procedures defined to represent the varying significance of terms in synthesizing the documents’ contents, the definition of query languages to allow the expression of soft selection conditions, and associative retrieval mechanisms to model fuzzy pseudo-thesauri, fuzzy ontologies, and fuzzy categorizations of documents.


Fuzzy Information retrieval Query Imprecision Vagueness Indexing Ememes Geographic information retrieval 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald H. Kraft
    • 1
  • Erin Colvin
    • 1
  • Gloria Bordogna
    • 2
  • Gabriella Pasi
    • 3
  1. 1.Colorado Technical UniversityColorado SpringsUSA
  2. 2.Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’AmbienteCNRMilano (MI)Italy
  3. 3.Disco Università degli Studi di Milano BicoccaMilanoItaly

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