AAAI Publications, Twenty-Second International FLAIRS Conference

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Spyglass: A System for Ontology Based Document Retrieval and Visualization
John Rushing, Todd Berendes, Hong Lin, Cody Buntain, Sara Graves

Last modified: 2009-03-16


This paper describes the Spyglass tool, which is designed to help analysts explore very large collections of unstructured text documents. Spyglass uses a domain ontology to index documents, and provides retrieval and visualization services based on the ontology and the resulting index. The ontology based approachallows analysts to share information and helps to ensure consistency of results. The approach is also scalable and lends itself very well to parallel computation. The Spyglass system is described in detail and indexing and query results using a large set of sample documents are presented.

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