Natural Language Processing for Information Retrieval

Authored by: Elizabeth D. Liddy

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120008664

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Abstract

Natural language processing (NLP) is the computerized approach to analyzing text that is based on both a set of theories and a set of technologies. Although NLP is a relatively recent area of research and application, compared with other information technology approaches, there have been sufficient successes to date that suggest that NLP-based information access technologies will continue to be a major area of research and development in information systems now and into the future.

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