Questions tagged [information-retrieval]

Information Retrieval is an area of study concerning with retrieving documents, information or metadata from a collection of unstructured or semi-structured data.

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How is “relevance” defined in information retrieval outside the context of systems with user feedback?

I've seen information retrieval systems that return some results from a query, and then the user rates these results as either "relevant" or "not relevant". What can you do if you do not have user ...
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Evaluating the performance of a machine learned recommendation system

I have a set of resumes $R=\{{r_1,...,r_n\}}$, which I've transformed to a vector space using TF-IDF. Each resume has a label, which is the name of their current employer. Each of these labels comes ...
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Find a specific paper on information retrieval method supporting literature research searching not by keywords but by documents

About 2012, I did a literature research on the following topic but unfortunately lost my results. Specifically one paper comes repeatedly to my mind, therefore maybe someone knows about this or ...
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Populating Knowledge Base - Stanford DeepMind Alternatives

I am dealing with the task to extract structured information from domain-specific unstructured documents. The end goal is to obtain a reliable, queryable system, i.e. in the form of a chat-bot or ...
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nDCG - choose relevance scores

I am evaluating a recommender system using nDCG. The recommender system predicts similar movies for a given movie. I want to evaluate predicted similarity rankings by comparing them to a ground truth ...
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How can I get the galago statistics for two terms combined

Using Galago, I try to find the statistics for two terms "natural" and "language" combined. This is what I tried: ...
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Connecting to IEX with Pandas Datareader

My Problem is regarding Algorythmic trading. I hope this is the right site for this kind of Question. In specific I try to connect to the "iex" API via the pandas Data reader to retrieve some ...
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TS-SS and Cosine similarity among text documents using TF-IDF in Python

A common way of calculating the cosine similarity between text based documents is to calculate tf-idf and then calculating the linear kernel of the tf-idf matrix. TF-IDF matrix is calculated using ...
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Information Extraction/Semantic Search for long, unstructured documents

I am stuck with a particular task of information extraction. I have a few hundred, long (5-35 pages) pdf, doc and docx project documents from which I seek to extract specific information and store ...
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Collecting structured data from HTML source code: A generalized way

I am working on a task to build a generic function to extract some specific fields from HTML source code. The fields we want are such as product title, price, quantity and shipment The generic ...
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Is it possible to create a rule-based algorithm to compute the relevance score of question-answer pair?

In information retrieval or question answering system, we use TD-IDF or BM25 to compute the similarity score of question-question pair as the baseline or coarse ranking for deep learning. In ...
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Testing Setup in Temporal Tensor Factorization for Recommendation

I am trying to wrap my head around Temporal Tensor Factorization for Collaborative Filtering, as described in the paper: Temporal Collaborative Filtering with Bayesian Probabilistic Tensor ...
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Getting answers to bullets (numbered items) from text via NLP

This is related to information extraction. In real world data, documents are written in bullets/numbered items form. For example, ...
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Transform data into English, then predict an answer using BERT?

I'm looking for research/examples of closed domain QA systems that utilise pre-trained ML models such as BERT, to perform question-answering on structured data (eg: CSV, JSON) that has been ...
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Why TREC set two task: document ranking and passage ranking

TREC is https://microsoft.github.io/TREC-2019-Deep-Learning/ I am new to text retrieval. Still can not understand why set the two similar task. Thank you very much.
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Intuition behind the entropy definition

The definition of information entropy is defined below: This looks fine but I got no intuition why it is defined this way. Could any one share their ideas on this? Thanks!
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Find specific topics with topic modelling

I am looking for a way to classifiy text automatically by specific topics, i don´t have labeled data. Is this a possible/usual method of achieving this? If not, what would be better? Topic Modelling ...
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Targeted information extraction / focused extractive summarization

I have a large collection of project manuals, each with a large number of pages. Each manual contains some form of summary paragraphs, although these are not necessarily similar in structure or format ...
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Text Mining with Pubmed Widget Orange

When I was running the text mining I did not have an issue for 57 different searches. I was able to retrieve all of the records regardless of how many there were. Until these 2 errors popped up. I ...
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Extraction of skills from Resume Using Machine Learning

I have gone through the previous questions regarding 'Resume Parsing' and 'Extraction of skills'. They didn't help me as my data is not structured. The resumes I am dealing are neither properly ...
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Best way to combine two similar document

I have f.ex.: two news-articles that report the same event. However, these two text are similar BUT not the same. I would like to combine these two texts creating one text that contains only the most "...
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Dissimilarity Matrix of non-metric proximity data

we currently have a coding exercise, where we are asked to implement Constant Shift Embedding (Paper). This in itself is not a big problem. For the algorithm, all you need is a symmetric non-zero ...
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How to implement Semantic Search in R or Python

I have a task to provide semantic searching capabilities. For example, if I have a dataset of resume and if I search for "machine learning" than it should return me all resumes which have data science-...
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Doc2vec most similar document to a query string

I'm working on a project and I created doc2vec representation of different academics which include their patents and publications etc. For each publication and patent I have information such as title ...
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Detect sensitive data from unstructured text documents

I know this question is broad, but I need an advice to know if it's possible to achieve what I want to do. The problem is that I have around 2500 documents with sensitive data being replaced by four ...
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Why use standard tf weight over tf-idf? [closed]

Why you would use this over tf-idf? Are results better for this one?
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Can macro F1 score be greater than micro F1 score?

I am reading about evaluation metrics, and it seems that micro scores are more useful. But I was wondering about scenarios where macro F1 score is greater than micro F1 score, and if this is at all ...
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Extarct information of of text such as font from pdf using python

I need to extract the information of text from the raw PDF,such as 1.Font size of text 2.Font used Is there any predefined libraries in python to extract the above information
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Word embeddings for Information Retrieval - Document search?

What are good ways to find for single sentence (query) the most similiar document (text). I asked myself if word vectors (weighted average of the documents) are suitable to map a single sentence to a ...
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Algorithm for document retrieval in QA system

I am working with question answering and machine reading comprehension system. I want to match questions and documents (around 100,000 docs) in database. I've used tf-idf but it accuracy is about 55% ...
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How to approach training a machine to read a form

After many rewrites I'm still not entirely thrilled with how I've presented this.... please delete if inappropriate. Background As part of my job, we record observations on underwater paper and then ...
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What is NLP technique to generalize manually created rules in text?

Let's say we have a free text containing key-value entities. Example: "... patient's tumour has width 6 cm and height 5 cm" Then an expert comes, marks it as important, thus we do have the rule for ...
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TextInformationRetrieval content based

I need to know how to avoid spam document(file with repeated keywords) weighting while ranking the top k documents.
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Reconciling time-based data when data source clock drifts

How can I reconcile time-based data when the clock on the data source tends to drift and the data may be infrequently retrieved? I measured the clock to be about 30 minutes behind after 15 hours. ...
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Capturing movement importance - logistic regression output

I'm studying some event for a set of objects that can be plotted on a square $[0, 100] ^ 2$. I have used logistic regression to calculate probabilities that event occur for different objects and the ...
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Using ontology to infer labels for process model

I'm trying to implement a specific type of process mining, that has been presented in this thesis [link]. It is based on HMMs and generates a process model in form of a directed graph, where: Nodes ...
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Efficient search for a Triples data [closed]

I have a text file which consists of ~10k triples in the format, Let say I need to extract all the relevant triples for the query "Tom and Jerry likes to play football", with this I am extracting NP(...
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Understanfing OpenIE 5 output

I used your Open IE 5 to extract the triples and got the following result, Text Input By the algorithmic approach known as LevenbergMarquardt backpropagation algorithm, the error is decreased ...
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mathematical accurate definition of the binary independence model

I have a hard time understanding the exact mathematical meaning behind the binary independence model. On wikipedia we can see the following definition or similarly in the book from Manning and ...
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Classifying whether a comment or review is a complaint or appreciation of product and extracting the Topic?

I need to classify whether a given review or comment is a complaint or appreciation. This is planned to be used in multiple places, product review pages of own site as well as facebook and twitter. ...
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Two definitions of DCG measure

I wanted to check the definition of Discounted Cumulative Gain (DCG) measure in the original paper Jarvelin and it seems it differs from the one given in the later literature Wang. Originally, for $n$ ...
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Sparse IR with user feedback

I'm considering a problem framing within an information retrieval context. I have a sequence of documents that feature different attributes. In the web context, these would be webpages. One ...
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Industrial application(s) of LDA (latent Dirichlet allocation)?

LDA ( Latent Dirichlet allocation) - is quite a popular topic in data-mining. Question What are the industrial systems using LDA or may be some related models ? (May be Google/Amazon/ ... ? ) PS I ...
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Does recall has different interpretation when comes to classification and information retrieval

Recall Definition In terms of classification The recall is defined as no of positive instances that are correctly detected by the classifier. $$ TP = \frac{TP}{(TP+FN)} $$ In terms of ...
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How can I train a model to modify a vector by rewarding the model based on the modified vectors nearest neighbors?

I am experimenting with a document retrieval system in which I have documents represented as vectors. When queries come in, they are turned to vectors by the same method as used for the documents. The ...
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Information retrieval / slot filling / NLP

Excuse if this has been answered before. I need to extract features and parse from a piece of text and run some analysis. For e.g. "Plot the past 5-year sales of Apple" should give me the following ...
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How can you build a model that reads out receipts and invoices?

The objective is to build a model that is capable of identifying information on receipts and invoices that can look completely different. I've had a discussion with my brother about the right ...
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How to combine heterogeneous image features extracted with different algorithms for similar image retrieval?

Say I have access to several pre-trained CNNs (e.g. AlexNet, VGG, GoogleLeNet, ResNet, DenseNet, etc.) which I can use to extract features from an image by saving the activations of some hidden layer ...
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Extracting date, relation and noun phrase from text

A sentence (Segmented from a document) as below: ...
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Is recall more important than precision for mass mailings?

Say for example, I built a classification model for a mailing campaign that will be applied to 1M records. The positive class for the model would be customers and the negative records would be non-...