On the Usefulness of Backspace

S. Klein, Dana Shapira

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The usefulness of a backspace character in various applications of Information 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 languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationStringology
StatePublished - 2009

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Place of conference:Czech Republic


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