This paper explores the role of information retrieval in answering “relationship” questions, a new class complex information needs formally introduced in TREC 2005. Since information retrieval is often an integral component of many question answering strategies, it is important to understand the impact of different termbased techniques.
former / latter
Some people insist that you should use the phrases the former and the latter only to refer to the first of two things and the second of two things, respectively: “But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake, and the former was a lulu and the latter was a fake” (Ernest Lawrence Thayer). It is easy to find violations of this rule in the works of good writers, but since former and latter are comparatives, many readers feel uneasy when the words are used in enumerations of more than two things, just as they would feel uneasy...
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I REMEMBER FEELING LIKE SOMEBODY HAD HIT ME over the head with a blunt
object. My mouth was wide open. I was stunned into silence.
It was the night before the Fiesta Bowl, January 2, 987. Hours before we went
out to break heads in the game for the national championship, Penn State’s players
and coaches broke bread with Miami’s players and coaches at a barbeque given by
bowl organizers. College football, after all, is about sportsmanship.
Or so we thought.