Information Retrieval System Capabilities: Search, Browse, Miscellaneous
Information is the fundamental basis of a functioning society with billions of people taking in, creating and distributing information both online and offline every day.
On average, over 25,000 web sites are created every day across multiple platforms, technology streams by both the private and public sectors. This makes the need for expertise in information capability and management one of the most important faucets for expertise and strategy moving into a more digital future.
The Searching capabilities include mapping the user required query to the information present in database.”Weighting” has been used to rank and procure information in commercial systems . Many functions are been defined to determine the relationships between search statements
Multiple concepts can be logically related by using Boolean logic. The Boolean operators like AND, OR, NOT are used to logically compute intersection, union and negation respectively.
Proximity is used to restrict the distance between two search terms within a query. When a certain proximity parameter is crossed between two search items, they are ignored.
Contiguous word phrase:
When two or more units are considered as single unit then they are called as contiguous word phrase.”United Arab Emirates” is a contiguous word phrase.
Term Masking :
Term Masking is the process of masking a certain portion of term and matching it with the unmasked portion of the term. Stemming can be used as the size is huge .It can be either fixed length masking or variable length masking.
Thesaurus function is used to group a term along with its term which has a similar meaning