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Juru at TREC 2004: Experiments with Prediction of Query Difficulty

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Juru at TREC 2004: Experiments with Prediction of Query Difficulty
Our experiments in the Robust track this year focused on predicting query difficulty and using this prediction for improving information retrieval. We developed two prediction algorithms and used the subsequent prediction in several ways in order to improve the performance of the search engine. These included modifying the search engine parameters, using selective query expansion, and switching between different topic parts. We also experimented with a new scoring model based on ideas from the field of machine learning. Our results show that query prediction is indeed efficient in improving retrieval, although further work is needed in order to improve the performance of the prediction algorithms and their uses.
Elad Yom-Tov, Shai Fine, David Carmel, Adam Darlow
Added 31 Oct 2010
Updated 31 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where TREC
Authors Elad Yom-Tov, Shai Fine, David Carmel, Adam Darlow, Einat Amitay
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