16 Sep '17, 7pm

I wrote about how a search engine might cluster similar words with different meanings here:

Help in guessing at concepts behind a piece of text. These concepts might be shown to a searcher during a search to help them better understand the meaning behind the text. Enabling the search engine to compare words and concepts found in a document and in a query. This can help the search engine come up with an information retrieval scoring function to help rank web pages in search results based upon those concepts. Expanding search results to include related words and concepts in a search by looking at clusters of potential results related to different concepts that might include a specific word. For instance, a search for the word [jaguar] could mean the car, the animal, or the NFL football team. Clusters created around each of these “concepts” associated with the term could lead the search engine to show a certain percentage of results covering the different concepts, ...

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