Computational
Linguiestic
Course
Instructor
: Professor
Cercone
Presenter
:
Morteza
zihayat
Information Retrieval
and
Vector Space Model
Outline
Introduction to IR
IR System Architecture
Vector Space Model (VSM)
How to Assign Weights?
TF

IDF Weighting
Example
Advantages and Disadvantages of VS Model
Improving the VS Model
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Outline
Introduction to IR
IR System Architecture
Vector
Space Model (VSM
)
How to Assign
Weights?
TF

IDF Weighting
Example
Advantages and Disadvantages
of VS Model
Improving the
VS Model
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Information Retrieval and Vector Space Model
Introduction to IR
The world's total yearly production of unique
information stored in the form of print, film, optical,
and magnetic content would require roughly 1.5
billion gigabytes of storage. This is the equivalent of
250 megabytes per person for each man, woman,
and child on earth.
(Lyman & Hal 00)
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Growth of textual information
How can we help manage and
exploit all the information?
Literature
Email
WWW
Desktop
News
Intranet
Blog
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Information overflow
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What is Information Retrieval (IR)?
Narrow

sense
:
IR= Search Engine Technologies (IR=Google, library info
system)
IR= Text matching/classification
Broad

sense: IR = Text Information Management
:
General problem: how to manage text information?
How to find useful information? (
retrieval
)
Example: Google
How to organize information? (
text classification
)
Example: Automatically assign emails to different folders
How to discover knowledge from text? (
text mining
)
Example: Discover correlation of events
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Outline
Introduction to IR
IR System Architecture
Vector
Space Model (VSM
)
How to Assign
Weights?
TF

IDF Weighting
Example
Advantages of VS Model
Improving the VSM
Model
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Formalizing IR Tasks
Vocabulary: V = {w1,w2, …,
wT
} of a language
Query
: q = q1,
q2,
…,
q
m
where
q
i
∈
嘮
Document
: di= di1, di2, …,
dimi where
dij
∈
嘮
Collection
: C = {d1, d2, …,
dN
}
Relevant
document set: R(q)
⊆
䌺䝥湥C慬汹
unknown and user

dependent
Query
provides a “hint” on which documents
should be in R(q)
IR
: find the approximate relevant document set
R’(q)
Source: This slide is borrowed from [1]
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Evaluation measures
The quality of many retrieval systems depends on
how well they manage to rank relevant
documents.
How can we evaluate rankings in IR?
IR researchers have developed evaluation measures
specifically designed to evaluate rankings.
Most of these measures combine
precision
and
recall
in a
way that takes account of the ranking.
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Precision & Recall
Source: This slide is borrowed from [1]
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In other words:
Precision is the percentage of relevant items in the
returned set
Recall is the percentage of all relevant documents
in the collection that is in the returned set.
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Evaluating Retrieval Performance
Source: This slide is borrowed from [1]
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IR System Architecture
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User
query
judgments
docs
results
Query
Rep
Doc
Rep
Ranking
Feedback
INDEXING
SEARCHING
QUERY MODIFICATION
INTERFACE
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Indexing Document
Break
documents
into words
Stop list
Stemming
Construct
Index
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Searching
Given a query, score documents efficiently
The basic question:
Given a query, how do we know if document A is more
relevant than B?
If document A uses more query words than document B
Word usage in document A is more similar to that in
query
….
We should find a way to compute relevance
Query and documents
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The Notion of Relevance
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Relevance
(Rep(q), Rep(d))
Similarity
P(r=1q,d) r
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P(d
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搩
Probabilistic inference
Different
rep &
similarity
Vector space
model
(Salton et al., 75)
Prob. distr.
model
(Wong & Yao, 89)
…
Generative
Model
Regression
Model
(Fox 83)
Classical
prob. Model
(Robertson &
Sparck Jones, 76)
Doc
generation
Query
generation
LM
approach
(Ponte & Croft, 98)
(Lafferty & Zhai, 01a)
Prob. concept
space model
(Wong & Yao, 95)
Different
inference system
Inference
network
model
(Turtle & Croft, 91)
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Relevance = Similarity
Assumptions
Query and document are represented similarly
A query can be regarded as a “document”
Relevance(d,q)
similarity(d,q)
R(q) = {d
䍼昨搬焩>
紬}昨焬搩=
(Rep(q), Rep(d))
Key issues
How to represent query/document?
Vector Space Model (VSM)
How to define the similarity measure
?
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Information Retrieval and Vector Space Model
Outline
Introduction to IR
IR System Architecture
Vector
Space Model (VSM
)
How to Assign
Weights?
TF

IDF Weighting
Example
Advantages of VS Model
Improving the VSM
Model
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Vector Space Model (VSM)
The
vector space model
is one of the most widely
used models for
ad

hoc
retrieval
Used in information filtering, information
retrieval, indexing and relevancy rankings.
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VSM
Represent a doc/query by a term vector
Term: basic concept, e.g., word or phrase
Each term defines one dimension
N terms define a high

dimensional space
E.g
., d=(x
1
,…,
x
N
), x
i
is “importance” of term
I
Measure relevance by the distance between the
query vector and document vector in the vector
space
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VS Model: illustration
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Java
Microsoft
Starbucks
D
6
D
10
D
9
D
4
D
7
D
8
D
5
D
11
D
2
?
?
D
1
?
?
D
3
?
?
Query
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Some Issues about VS Model
There is no consistent definition for basic concept
Assigning weights to words has not been
determined
Weight in query indicates importance of term
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Information Retrieval and Vector Space Model
Outline
Introduction to IR
IR System Architecture
Vector
Space Model (VSM
)
How to Assign
Weights?
TF

IDF Weighting
Example
Advantages of VS Model
Improving the VSM
Model
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Information Retrieval and Vector Space Model
How to Assign Weights?
Different terms have different importance in a text
A term weighting scheme plays an important role
for the similarity measure.
Higher weight = greater impact
We now turn to the question of how to weight
words in the vector space model.
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There are three components in a weighting
scheme:
g
i:
the global weight of the ith term,
t
ij:
is the local weight of the ith term in the jth document,
d
j
:the normalization factor for the jth document
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Information Retrieval and Vector Space Model
Outline
Introduction to IR
IR System Architecture
Vector
Space Model (VSM
)
How to Assign
Weights?
TF

IDF Weighting
Example
Advantages of VS Model
Improving the VSM
Model
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TF Weighting
Idea: A term is more important if it occurs more
frequently in a document
Formulas: Let f(
t,d
) be the frequency count of term t
in doc d
Raw TF: TF(
t,d
) = f(
t,d
)
Log TF: TF(
t,d
)=log f(
t,d
)
Maximum frequency normalization:
TF(
t,d
) = 0.5 +0.5*f(
t,d
)/
MaxFreq
(d)
Normalization of TF is very important!
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TF Methods
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IDF Weighting
Idea: A term is more discriminative if it occurs
only in fewer documents
Formula:
IDF(t) =
1
+ log(n/k)
n : total number of docs
k : # docs with term t (doc
freq
)
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IDF weighting Methods
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TF Normalization
Why?
Document length variation
“Repeated occurrences” are less informative than the “first
occurrence”
Two views of document length
A doc is long because it uses more words
A doc is long because it has more contents
Generally penalize long doc, but avoid over

penalizing
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TF

IDF Weighting
TF

IDF weighting : weight(t,d)=TF(t,d)*IDF(t)
Common in doc
high tf
high weight
Rare in collection
high idf
high weight
Imagine a word count profile, what kind of terms
would have high weights?
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How to Measure Similarity?
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product)
dot
normalized
(
)
(
)
(
)
,
(
:
Cosine
)
,
(
C
:
similarity
product
Dot
absent
is
term
a
if
0
)
,...,
(
)
,...,
(
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
N
j
ij
N
j
qj
N
j
ij
qj
i
N
j
ij
qj
i
qN
q
iN
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w
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Information Retrieval and Vector Space Model
Outline
Introduction to IR
IR System Architecture
Vector
Space Model (VSM
)
How to Assign
Weights?
TF

IDF Weighting
Example
Advantages of VS Model
Improving the VSM
Model
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VS Example: Raw TF & Dot Product
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doc3
information
retrieval
search
engine
information
travel
information
map
travel
government
president
congress
doc1
doc2
…
Sim(q,doc1)=4.8*2.4+4.5*4.5
Sim(q,doc2)=2.4*2.4
Sim(q,doc3)=0
query=“information retrieval”
1
(
4.5
)
1(2.4)
Query
1(4.3)
1
(
3.2
)
1(2.2)
Doc3
1(3.3)
2
(
5.6
)
1(2.4)
Doc2
1(5.4)
1
(
2.1
)
1(4.5)
2(4.8)
Doc1
4.3
3.2
2.2
5.4
2.1
3.3
2.8
4.5
2.4
IDF
(fake)
Congress
President
Govern.
Engine
Search
Map
Travel
Retrieval
Info.
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Example
Q: “gold silver truck”
• D1: “Shipment of gold delivered in a fire”
• D2: “Delivery of silver arrived in a silver truck”
• D3: “Shipment of gold arrived in a truck”
•
Document Frequency of the
j
th
term (df
j
)
• Inverse Document Frequency (
idf) = log10(n / df
j
)
Tf*idf is used as term weight here
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Example (Cont’d)
Id
Term
df
idf
1
a
3
0
2
arrived
2
0.176
3
damaged
1
0.477
4
delivery
1
0.477
5
fire
1
0.477
6
gold
1
0.176
7
in
3
0
8
of
3
0
9
silver
1
0.477
10
shipment
2
0.176
11
truck
2
0.176
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Example(Cont’d)
Tf*idf is used here
SC(Q, D
1
) = (
0
)(
0
) + (
0
)(
0
) + (
0
)(
0.477
) + (
0
)(
0
) + (
0
)(
0.477
)
+ (
0.176
)(
0.176
) + (
0
)(
0
) + (
0
)(
0
) =
0.031
SC(Q, D
2
) =
0.486
SC(Q,D
3
) =
0.062
The ranking would be D
2
,D
3
,D
1
.
• This SC uses the dot product.
doc
t1
t2
t3
t4
t5
t6
t7
t8
t9
t10
t11
D1
0
0
0.477
0
0.477
0.176
0
0
0
0.176
0
D2
0
0.176
0
0.477
0
0
0
0
0.954
0
0.176
D3
0
0.176
0
0
0
0.176
0
0
0
0.176
0.176
Q
0
0
0
0
0
0.176
0
0
0.477
0
0.176
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Information Retrieval and Vector Space
Model
Outline
Introduction to IR
IR System Architecture
Vector
Space Model (VSM
)
How to Assign
Weights?
TF

IDF Weighting
Example
Advantages and Disadvantages
of VS Model
Improving the VSM
Model
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Information Retrieval and Vector Space Model
Advantages of VS Model
Empirically effective! (Top TREC performance)
Intuitive
Easy to implement
Well

studied/Most evaluated
The Smart system
Developed at Cornell:
1960

1999
Still widely used
Warning: Many variants of TF

IDF!
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Disadvantages of VS Model
Assume term independence
Assume query and document to be the same
Lots of parameter tuning!
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Outline
Introduction to IR
IR System Architecture
Vector
Space Model (VSM
)
How to Assign
Weights?
TF

IDF Weighting
Example
Advantages and Disadvantages
of VS Model
Improving the VSM
Model
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Improving the VSM Model
We can improve the model by:
Reducing the number of dimensions
eliminating all stop words and very common terms
stemming terms to their roots
Latent Semantic Analysis
Not retrieving documents below a defined cosine threshold
Normalized frequency of a term i in document j is given
by
[1]
:
Normalized Document Frequencies
Normalized Query Frequencies
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Stop List
Function words do not bear useful information for IR
of, not, to, or, in, about, with, I, be, …
Stop list: contain stop words, not to be used as index
Prepositions
Articles
Pronouns
Some adverbs and adjectives
Some frequent words (e.g. document)
The removal of stop words usually improves IR
effectiveness
A few “standard” stop lists are commonly used.
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Stemming
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Reason
:
◦
Different word forms may bear similar meaning (e.g. search,
searching): create a “standard” representation for them
Stemming
:
◦
Removing some endings of word
dancer
dancers
dance
danced
dancing
dance
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Stemming(Cont’d)
Two main methods :
Linguistic/dictionary

based stemming
high stemming accuracy
high implementation and processing costs and higher
coverage
Porter

style stemming
lower stemming accuracy
lower implementation and processing costs and lower
coverage
Usually sufficient for IR
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Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI)
[3]
Reduces the dimensions of the term

document
space
Attempts to solve the synonomy and polysemy
Uses Singular Value Decomposition (SVD)
identifies patterns in the relationships between the terms
and concepts contained in an unstructured collection of text
Based on the principle that words that are used in
the same contexts tend to have similar meanings.
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LSI Process
In general, the process involves:
constructing a weighted term

document matrix
performing a
Singular Value Decomposition
on the
matrix
using the matrix to identify the concepts contained in the
text
LSI statistically analyses the patterns of word
usage across the entire document collection
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References
Introduction to Information Retrieval
, by Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, and
Hinrich Schuetze
https://wiki.cse.yorku.ca/course_archive/2010

11/F/6390/_media/2.pdf
https://wiki.cse.yorku.ca/course_archive/2010

11/F/6390/_media/ir4up.pdf
https://wiki.cse.yorku.ca/course_archive/2010

11/F/6390/_media/e09

3009.pdf
https://wiki.cse.yorku.ca/course_archive/2010

11/F/6390/_media/07models

vsm.pdf
https://wiki.cse.yorku.ca/course_archive/2010

11/F/6390/_media/03vectorspaceimplementation

6per.pdf
https://wiki.cse.yorku.ca/course_archive/2011

12/F/6339/_media/lecture02.ppt
https://wiki.cse.yorku.ca/course_archive/2011

12/F/6339/_media/vector_space_model

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