Ciência da Informação
versión impresa ISSN 0100-1965
ARAUJO JUNIOR, Rogério Henrique de y TARAPANOFF, Kira. Precision rate in the information retrieval process: the use of text mining. Ci. Inf. [online]. 2006, vol.35, n.3, pp. 236-247. ISSN 0100-1965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-19652006000300023.
This research deals with the comparison between manual indexing and the text mining tool, using the analysis of reply precision rate in the information retrieval process. The case study selected for this research was the Centro de Referência e Informação em Habitação Infohab. The center which contains the database on habitation, sanitation and urbanization was manually indexed by the librarians of Caixa Econômica Federal, using a list of key words. A prototype was developed, containing bibliographic references that corresponded to the theses and dissertations of Infohab, which allowed the application of BR/Search software of text mining. The researches performed on the prototype and in Infohab were demanded by specialists of Caixa in database subjects. The research gave evidenced that there are no significant profits in the precision rate with the applications of text mining tool in relation to the manual indexing.
Palabras clave : Information retrieval process; Precision rate; Indexing process; Text mining.