Abstract of the DisclosureA methodology for retrieving textual data objects is disclosed. Theinformation is treated in the statistical domain by presuming that there is an underlying,latent semantic structure in the usage of words in the data objects. Estimates to this latentstructure are utilized to represent and retrieve objects. A user query is recouched in thenew statistical domain and then processed in the computer system to extract the underlyingmeaning to respond to the query.

Title
Extraction dinformations par un ordinateur utilisant une structure semantique latente
Computer information retrieval using latent semantic structure
Application Number
596524
Publication Number
1306062
Application Date
April 12, 1989
Publication Date
August 4, 1992
Inventor
Streeter Lynn Anne
Lochbaum Karen Elizabeth
Landauer Thomas K
Harshman Richard Allan
Furnas George William
Dumais Susan Theresa
Deerwester Scott Craig
Agent
CASSAN MACLEAN
Assignee
Content Analyst Company
IPC
G06F 15/40
G06F 17/21
G06F 17/30
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