Global Text Matching for Information Retrieval

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Science  30 Aug 1991:
Vol. 253, Issue 5023, pp. 1012-1015
DOI: 10.1126/science.253.5023.1012


An approach is outlined for the retrieval of natural language texts in response to available search requests and for the recognition of content similarities between text excerpts. The proposed retrieval process is based on flexible text matching procedures carried out in a number of different text environments and is applicable to large text collections covering unrestricted subject matter. For unrestricted text environments this system appears to outperform other currently available methods.