Window-Based Method for Information Retrieval

  • Qianli Jin
  • Jun Zhao
  • Bo Xu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3248)


In this paper, a series of window-based methods is proposed for information retrieval. Compared with traditional tf-idf model, our approaches are based on two new key notions. The first one is that the closer the query words in a document, the larger the similarity value between the query and the document. And the second one is that some query words, like named entities and baseNP called “Core Words” are much more important than other words, and should have special weights. We implement the above notions by three models. They are Simple Window-based Model, Dynamic Window-based Model and Core Window-based Model. Our models can compute similarities between queries and documents based on the importance and distribution of query words in the documents. TREC data are used to test the algorithms. The experiments indicate that our window-based methods outperform most of the traditional methods, such as tf-idf and Okapi BM25. And the Core Window-based Model is the best and most robust model for various queries.


Information Retrieval Window-based Method Named Entity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qianli Jin
    • 1
  • Jun Zhao
    • 1
  • Bo Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of ScienceBeijingChina

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