Measuring Generality of Documents

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Measuring Generality of Documents
Most traditional Information Retrieval (IR) systems, including web search engines, operationalize “relevant” as the word frequency in a document of a set of keywords. Because of this limitation, traditional IR systems frequently retrieve irrelevant documents in response to a user’s request. In this paper, we propose a new criterion, “generality,” that provides an additional basis on which to rank retrieved documents. The generality is a level of ion to retrieve results based on desired generality appropriate for a user’s knowledge and interests. We compared our generality quantification algorithm with human judges’ weighting of values to show that the developed algorithm is significantly correlated.
Hyun Woong Shin, Eduard H. Hovy, Dennis McLeod, La
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Updated 11 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ICDE
Authors Hyun Woong Shin, Eduard H. Hovy, Dennis McLeod, Larry Pryor
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