• Preliminary study of technical terminology for the retrieval of scientific book metadata records

      Larsen, Birger; Lioma, Christina; Frommholz, Ingo; Schütze, Hinrich (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012-08)
      Books only represented by brief metadata (book records) are particularly hard to retrieve. One way of improving their retrieval is by extracting retrieval enhancing features from them. This work focusses on scientific (physics) book records. We ask if their technical terminology can be used as a retrieval enhancing feature. A study of 18,443 book records shows a strong correlation between their technical terminology and their likelihood of relevance. Using this finding for retrieval yields >+5% precision and recall gains.