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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 to build an AI powered search engine [closed]

I am looking to develop a search engine drived by AI for an ecommerce web app, The aim of that work is to considere the user preferences when responding to the request of the user just like the ...
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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-...
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Efficient filtering of intersecting sets by cardinality

Suppose we have a set of documents with integer identifiers and an inverted index, which maps words to skip lists of document identifiers with the interface: ...
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I have 50 videos. I ask a customer 10 questions. Based on their answers, I send them a set of videos. How do I do it?

This might make you feel like I am looking for a recommender engine, but I am not. A recommender engine works well if accuracy isn't an issue, but in my case, it is. What I have proposed is to ...
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ElasticSearch for data scientists [closed]

This is to seek career advice for a data scientist. What pertains within the role of data scientist and what does not regarding ElasticSearch. Does backend development for ElasticSearch using ...
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Peformance evaluation of ranking algorithms

I have three questions: How can we assess (or measure) the performance of the ranking algorithms? Are there any specific measures, or performance metrics, for this? More specifically, how can we ...
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How to evaluate multi label image retrieval model

I'm using a deep hashing model to search most similar images in a database (most similar to the image given as a query). I'm doing this on the coco dataset which has multiple labels per image. I'd ...
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How to extract NER from a Spanish language text file?

I am trying to extract various Named Entities from a Spanish language text file. I tried using nltk but no success. I am working on python2 with nltk 3.x
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Confusion with cosine similarity

In information retrieval when we calculate the cosine similarity between the query features vector and the document features vector we penalize the unseen words in the query. Example if we have two ...
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Cosine similarity between query and document confusion

I am going through the Manning book for Information retrieval. Currently I am at the part about cosine similarity. One thing is not clear for me. Let's say that I have the tf idf vectors for the ...
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Learning to rank: construct absolute ranking using pair-wise ranking approach

I am learning about the "pairwise approach" for learning to rank. As far as I understood, the training output is a partial ranking function $r$ that: given given some query $q$ and two document $d_i$ ...
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What model to use for matching two datasets

I've got 500 images of paper receipts scanned and OCR as one dataset. I also have a dataset of transactions from my credit card statement including amount and date. What model is best to match the ...
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In what data science applications has the stack exchange dump been used?

Anonymized dumps of the stack exchange data are available here. Do you know projects or article that have been using these data (for social network analysis or information retrieval) ? My little ...
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Extract person's academic degree from text

I have a corpus of free form text (emails) and am trying to extract the highest degree (eg. High School, Bachelor, Master's, phD) from each of them. Is stemming the way to go? Or lemmatization? Note ...
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ADHoc Information Retrieval

I want to extract the total bill from image receipts. I could extract the entire data present in the image but now I am struck with the problem of extracting only the information that I need. This is ...
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Analyzing Web page structure

I'm looking for an algorithm, that classifies a webpage. But not the content. I know the readability algorithm (by arc90) to extract a main text from an webpage. That for instance can decide, wether a ...
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Doc2Vec or Word2vec for word embedding

Is there any benefits from using Doc2vec for word embedding ( replacing word2vec ) ? in other hand if I train word2vec and doc2vec with the same dataset will I have the same word vectors ?
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Document similarity: Vector embedding versus BoW performance?

I have a collection of documents, where each document is rapidly growing with time. The task is to find similar documents at any fixed time. I have two potential approaches: A vector embedding (...
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Difference between paragraph2vec and doc2vec

Is paragraph2vec the same as Doc2vec or is every approach different?
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Why do popular search engines not follow the usual AND, OR logic for queries?

I am teaching myself Information Retrieval from Christopher Manning's book (PDF link: http://nlp.stanford.edu/IR-book/pdf/01bool.pdf). I tried Exercise 1.13: "Try using the Boolean search features on ...
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Text Mining of Research Paper Abstracts

I'm trying to build a system which tackles the following problem. Given a list of research papers L, I would like to extract the following information from each paper: The problem addressed by the ...
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State of the art approaches for Information retrieval tasks based on deep learning

I am interested in the state of the art approaches for information retrieval (IR) tasks, where you have a single query and a set of documents and the IR model will give you the best matched document. ...
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extract names in a list of names

I have been provided with a text cleaning task and I am assuming this involves some amount of natural language processing. I have a collection of names which does not have any specific pattern and ...