| 4:05 pm on May 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Where did you see the phrase used, in what context?
My first un-educated guess is that it has something to do with the way words are combined to form phrases.
| 4:09 pm on May 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
ask google for "vector space model query"
and you will find a lot of papers
| 4:10 pm on May 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Might be a good idea to ask google: what's the vector space model of query [google.com] ... ;)
h_b_k, didn't see your reply. However, now there's even a link to the query. ;)
| 4:15 pm on May 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Ok my first guess was a fair way off. I'm reading things well beyond my 1:45am brain :P
| 4:17 pm on May 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The model creates a space in which query is represented by m-dimensional vector, where m is the number of unique terms in the query and the length of m-th component of the vector is associated with the term frequency in the query. Then, a vector similarity function, such as the inner product, is used to compute the relevance between the query and a document in Goo index.
| 7:08 pm on May 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Thank you for posting such an interesting question. I have now even more brain food for this evening.