SAPHIRE-An information retrieval system featuring concept matching, automatic indexing, probabilistic retrieval, and hierarchical relationships

William (Bill) Hersh, Robert A. Greenes

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Abstract

SAPHIRE (Semantic and Probabilistic Heuristic Information Retrieval Environment) is an experimental computer program designed to test new techniques in automated information retrieval in the biomedical domain. A main feature of the program is a concept-finding algorithm that processes free text to find canonical concepts. The algorithm is designed to handle a wide variety of synonyms and convert them to canonical form. This allows natural language to be used for query input and also serves as the basis for a new approach to automatic indexing based on a combination of probabilistic and linguistic methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-425
Number of pages16
JournalComputers and Biomedical Research
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Automatic indexing
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