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Parallel computing for passage retrieval

MacFarlane, A., Robertson, S. E. & McCann, F. A. (2004). Parallel computing for passage retrieval. Aslib Proceedings; New Information Perspectives, 56(4), pp. 201-211. doi: 10.1108/00012530410549231


In this paper we examine methods for both speeding up passage processing and examining more passages using parallel computers. We vary the number of passages processed in order to examine the effect on retrieval effectiveness and efficiency. The particular algorithm we apply has previously been used to good effect in Okapi experiments at TREC. We describe this algorithm and our mechanism for applying parallel computing to speed up the processing.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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