On the usefulness of backspace

Shmuel T. Klein, Dana Shapira

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The usefulness of a backspace character in various applications of Infor- mation Retrieval Systems is investigated. While not being a character in the initial sense of the word, a backspace can be defined as being a part of an extended alphabet, thereby enabling the enhancement of various algorithms related to the processing of queries in Information retrieval. We bring examples of three different application areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Prague Stringology Conference 2009
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2009
EventPrague Stringology Conference 2009, PSC 2009 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 31 Aug 20092 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Prague Stringology Conference 2009


ConferencePrague Stringology Conference 2009, PSC 2009
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


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