Language Models and Uncertain Inference in Information Retrieval
- Language Models and Uncertain Inference in Information Retrieval
- N. Fuhr
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Proc. Workshop on Language Modelling and Information Retrieval
We show how language models relate to the concept of IR as uncertain inference. For this purpose, we use a specialization of the uncertain inference approach, namely the probabilistic concept space model developed by Wong and Yao. Based on this framework, the language models proposed by Hiemstra and by Ponte and Croft can be explained.
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