A processing instruction for robots

Dongwook Shin dwshin at nlm.nih.gov
Thu Dec 9 22:17:12 GMT 1999

Amanda Xu wrote:

> Do you expect the end-user to understand
> term weighting techniques as well as the
> structure of an XML document?
> Elephant

It depends. If a user is somewhat aware of the
document structure, then he may be able to give
the weight. If not, he results in totally depending on
the searching strategy of the search system.

So, the term weighting on the fly is an option that
an expert is able to use for better precision.
At the same time, it does not make it harder for
novice users.



Dongwook Shin
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