American Journal of Applied Sciences

Interactive and Automatic Query Expansion: A Comparative Study with an Application on Arabic

Ghassan Kanaan, Riyad Al-Shalabi, Sameh Ghwanmeh and Basel Bani-Ismail

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1433.1436

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 11

Pages 1433-1436

Abstract

Much attention has been paid to the relative effectiveness of Interactive Query Expansion (IQE) versus Automatic Query Expansion (AQE). This research has been shown that automatic query expansion (collection dependent) strategy gives better performance than no query expansion. The percentage of queries that are improved by AQE strategy is 57% with average precision equal to 43.2. Compared against AQE (collection dependent) strategy, IQE gives better average precision than AQE strategy. The percentage of queries that are improved by best IQE decision is 86% with average precision equal to 44.1. Evaluation process reveals that the value of n in AQE strategy that gave the optimal value of average precision for the whole query set is equal to one.

Copyright

© 2008 Ghassan Kanaan, Riyad Al-Shalabi, Sameh Ghwanmeh and Basel Bani-Ismail. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.