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Office Correspondence Retrieval System Temporary Keyword Processor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051281D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rosenbaum, WS: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique for designating temporary keywords in an Office Correspondence Retrieval System (OCRS). This is in contrast to the prior art wherein only conventional nouns and adjectives are recognized as keywords.

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Office Correspondence Retrieval System Temporary Keyword Processor

Disclosed is a technique for designating temporary keywords in an Office Correspondence Retrieval System (OCRS). This is in contrast to the prior art wherein only conventional nouns and adjectives are recognized as keywords.

When a query has been processed by OCRS and certain substantive words are not abstracted as key words because they are normally not used as nouns, adjectives, etc., the operator is allowed to indicate which of the words in the query, that were not abstracted as key words, should now be considered as "temporary" key words. The process may be limited to the top 50% of the documents that are now in contention but below the display threshold. These documents would then be reviewed by the OCRS for the presence or absence of the "temporary" key words. This precludes the need to reabstract all documents in the system for the presence or absence of the "overlooked" key words. It makes the system more flexible and allows for abnormality of word usage.

Those documents that contain the "temporary" key words have their match value incremented by the appropriate factor. An example of this implementation is a query concerning "a communicating mag card typewriter". The important term "communicating" would not presently be abstracted because it is normally used as a verb. However, when the operator observes that the list of key words being used does not include "communicating", the operator w...