Advanced search engine

We offer both:  

1- The expertise for customized search engine integration according to various search criteria and platforms, that address the following issues of:

  • interoperability
  • scalability for large volumes of data and expanded systems
  • indexing data streams arising from documents, social media networks, audio or video sources

2- The expertise for extending search engine capabilities through semantic exploration

Computer-assisted information searching has become commonplace, as anyone with search engine availability can easily access documents in response to user-supplied subjects of interest. Nevertheless, polysemy (a word capable of having multiple meanings, such as “draft” in the sense of “preliminary form of writing” or “draft” in the sense of “gust of wind”) still represents a major problem to information searching, since it often leads to irrelevant results.

Information searching can also be performed in a question-answer manner, where the user is interested in a precise answer (e.g.: In what year did Mozart die?), in contrast to a list of documents on the subject (as in a Wikipedia page on Mozart). This avenue encompasses a vast area of research that includes natural language processing (***see other section) and possibly, in addition, the use of semantic Web (***see other section) for encoding the information in a more structured fashion.

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  • Valorisation de la recherche québécoise
    16/09/2020

    Le CRIM salue l’importance que le Ministre Pierre Fitzgibbon accorde à la valorisation de la recherche québécoise et l’ampleur des ressources qu’il y consacrera.

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  • Santé et sécurité du travail 2020 - Événement les Affaires
    23 September 2020 8:30
    Présentation en ligne
    Le CRIM est fier d'être partenaire de la 10e édition de la conférence Santé et sécurité du travail organisée par les Événement Les Affaires. Présentation en ligne.
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Recent Publications

  • An end-to-end approach for the verification problem: learning the right distance

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  • The Indigenous Languages Technology Project at NRC Canada: an empowerment-oriented approach to developing language software

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