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Search result diversity for informational queries

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Search result diversity for informational queries
Ambiguous queries constitute a significant fraction of search instances and pose real challenges to web search engines. With current approaches the top results for these queries tend to be homogeneous, making it difficult for users interested in less popular aspects to find relevant documents. While existing research in search diversification offers several solutions for introducing variety into the results, the majority of such work is predicated, implicitly or otherwise, on the assumption that a single relevant document will fulfill a user’s information need, making them inadequate for many informational queries. In this paper we present a searchdiversification algorithm particularly suitable for informational queries by explicitly modeling that the user may need more than one page to satisfy their need. This modeling enables our algorithm to make a well-informed tradeoff between a user’s desire for multiple relevant documents, probabilistic information about an average u...
Michael J. Welch, Junghoo Cho, Christopher Olston
Added 15 May 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where WWW
Authors Michael J. Welch, Junghoo Cho, Christopher Olston
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