Review #4

PROPOSAL NO.: 0414504
INSTITUTION: LexiClone
NSF PROGRAM: INFORMATION & DATA MANAGEMENT
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Geller, Ilya S
TITLE: Lexical Cloning: the novel approach for textual information processing and knowledge flow control
RATING:Fair

REVIEW:
What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?

Proposes a novel profile that is made up of noun-verb-adjective triplets.
Proposes a formula which utilizes the users query and the overall
profile for matching and scoring the relevance of a document.

The proposal does not mention similar profiling work by adaptive filtering (see
"Automatic text processing", Addison-Wesley, 1989.Salton 1989) which is based on
a similar idea of profiling a user with a sample of documents and possibly a
query.  Furthermore, references 5 and 6 are missing and evaluation plan is
missing. The proposal reads like a patent application.


What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?

To enhance the performance of textual information search.

Summary Statement

The proposal does not compare and contrast with related work for user profiling
and filtering hence its difficult to judge the innovation and effectiveness of
their proposed solution. Evaluation and validation plan is also missing