Method of and System for Information Retrieval

Ole Winther (Inventor), Dan Tito Svenstrup (Inventor)

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This invention relates to a system for and a method (100) of searching a collection of digital information (150) comprising a number of digital documents (110), the method comprising receiving or obtaining (102) a search query, the query comprising a number of search terms, searching (103) an index (300) using the search terms thereby providing information (301) about which digital documents (110) of the collection of digital information (150) that contains a given search term and one or more search related metrics (302; 303; 304; 305; 306), ranking (105) at least a part of the search result according to one or more predetermined criteria providing a ranked search result, and providing at least a part of the ranked search result (106), wherein the ranking provides robust likelihood for low count terms by using the one or more search related metrics (302; 303; 304; 305; 306). In this way, a method of and a system for information retrieval or searching is readily provided that enhances the searching quality (i.e. the number of relevant documents retrieved and such documents being ranked high) when (also) using queries containing many search terms.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2015086824
Filing date18/06/2015
Priority date13/12/2013
Priority numberEP20130197257
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2015

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Also registered as: WO2014EP77575, EP20130197257


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