On-Line Legal Aid: Markov Chain Model for Efficient Retrieval of Legal Documents

(1998) On-Line Legal Aid: Markov Chain Model for Efficient Retrieval of Legal Documents. Image and Vision Computing Journal, 16 (12). pp. 941-946.

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It is widely accepted that, with large databases, the key to good performance is effective data-clustering. In any large document database clustering is essential for efficient search, browse and therefore retrieval. Cluster analysis allows the identification of groups, or clusters, of similar objects in multi-dimensional space . Conventional document retrieval systems involve the matching of a query against individual documents, whereas a clustered search compares a query with clusters of documents, thereby achieving efficient retrieval. In most document databases, periodic updating of clusters is required due to the dynamic nature of a database. Experimental evidence, however, shows that clustered searches are substantially less effective than conventional searches of corresponding non-clustered documents. In this paper, we investigate the present clustering criteria and its drawbacks. We propose a new approach to clustering and justify the reasons why this new approach should be tested and (if proved beneficial) adopted.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electrical
Department: College of Engineering and Physics > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2008 13:58
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:23
URI: http://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/349