The use of genetic programming to build queries for information retrieval

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  author =       "Frederick E. Petry and Bill P. Buckles and 
                 Donald H. Kraft and Devaraya Prabhu and Thyagarajan Sadasivan",
  title =        "The use of genetic programming to build queries for
                 information retrieval",
  booktitle =    "Handbook of Evolutionary Computation",
  publisher =    "Oxford University Press",
  publisher_2 =  "Institute of Physics Publishing",
  year =         "1997",
  editor =       "Thomas Baeck and David B. Fogel and 
                 Zbigniew Michalewicz",
  chapter =      "section G2.1",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  ISBN =         "0-7503-0392-1",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1201/9781420050387.ptg",
  size =         "6 pages",
  abstract =     "Genetic programming is applied to an information
                 retrieval system to improve Boolean query formulation
                 via relevance feedback. Documents are viewed as vectors
                 in term space. A Boolean query is a chromosome in the
                 genetic programming sense. Through the mechanisms of
                 genetic programming, the query is modified to improve
                 precision and recall. Relevance feedback is
                 incorporated via user-defined measures over a trial set
                 of documents. The fitness of a candidate query can be
                 expressed as a function of the relevance of the
                 retrieved set. Preliminary results based on a test bed
                 are given. The form of the fitness function has
                 significant effect and the proper fitness functions
                 take into account relevance based on topicality (and
                 perhaps other factors).",

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