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This conference paper was originally published as Karimpour, R., Ghorbani, A., Pishdad, A., Mohtarami, M., Aleahmad, A., Amiri, H. & Oroumchian, F. 2009, 'Improving Persian information retrieval system using stemming and part of speech tagging', in Evaluating Systems for Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access: 9th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, 17-19 Sept.2008, Aarhus, Denmark, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5706, pp. 89-96.


With the emergence of vast resources of information, it is necessary to develop methods that retrieve the most relevant information according to needs. These retrieval methods may benefit from natural language constructs to boost their results by achieving higher precision and recall rates. In this study, we have used part of speech properties of terms as extra source of information about document and query terms and have evaluated the impact of such data on the performance of the Persian retrieval algorithms. Also the effect of stemming has been experimented as a complement to this research. Our findings indicate that part of speech tags may have small influence on effectiveness of the retrieved results. However, when this information is combined with stemming it improves the accuracy of the outcomes considerably.



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