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Parallel search using partitioned inverted files

MacFarlane, A., McCann, J. A. & Robertson, S. E. (2000). Parallel search using partitioned inverted files. In: Seventh International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval, 2000. SPIRE 2000. Proceedings. (pp. 209-220). IEEE COMPUTER SOC. doi: 10.1109/SPIRE.2000.878197


We examine the search of partitioned Inverted Files with particular emphasis on issues which arise from different types of partitioning methods. Two types of Index Partitions are investigated: namely TermId and DocId. We describe the search operators implemented in order to support partitioned search. We also describe higher level features such as search topologies and relevance feedback in partitioned search. The results from runs on both type of partitioning are compared and contrasted.

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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 Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Library & Information Science
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