Latent semantic analysis and cosine similarity for hadith search engine

Wahyudin Darmalaksana, Cepy Slamet, Wildan Budiawan Zulfikar, Imam Fahmi Fadillah, Dian Sa’adillah Maylawati, Hapid Ali


Search engine technology was used to find information as needed easily, quickly and efficiently, including in searching the information about the hadith which was a second guideline of life for muslim besides the Holy Qur'an. This study was aim to build a specialized search engine to find information about a complete and eleven hadith in Indonesian language. In this research, search engines worked by using latent semantic analysis (LSA) and cosine similarity based on the keywords entered. The LSA and cosine similarity methods were used in forming structured representations of text data as well as calculating the similarity of the keyword text entered with hadith text data, so the hadith information was issued in accordance with what was searched. Based on the results of the test conducted 50 times, it indicated that the LSA and cosine similarity had a success rate in finding high hadith information with an average recall value was 87.83%, although from all information obtained level of precision hadith was found semantically not many, it was indicated by the average precision value was 36.25%.


cosine similarity; hadith; latent semantic analysis; search engine;

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