Lessons learned from Automatic Indexing Projects regarding to Persian Language Specifications

GHORBANI, Mahboubeh and TORKASHVAND, Fattaneh (2018) Lessons learned from Automatic Indexing Projects regarding to Persian Language Specifications. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 115 - Subject Analysis and Access.

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Abstract

Lessons learned from Automatic Indexing Projects regarding to Persian Language Specifications

Persian reading and writing are associated with some difficulties due to specific features of this language. this paper attempts to examine automated indexing experiences, lessons, and outcomes of Persian language documents to provide effective solutions for improvement of indexing and retrieval of them. The most important problems in Persian language and script in automatic indexing include selection of an appropriate keyword, building a vocabulary, Semantic, Verb and word sense ambiguities in the sentences, Spaces and Pseudo-spaces in Persian script, isolated and cursive writing, morphology of Persian language, typographical and spelling errors. Removing the stop words, pre-processing of characters and script, identifying the boundaries of words, equalizing different spellings, the automatic stemming, Weighting and scoring of words, Detection of phrasal verbs and compound phrases, Spellchecking through creating morphological or even syntactic spellcheckers design of a corrector and proposer system , developing an infrastructure database for Persian language and script usage are solutions proposed to facilitate the automatic indexing of Persian texts.

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