Server selection methods in hybrid portal search

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Server selection methods in hybrid portal search
The TREC .GOV collection makes a valuable web testbed for distributed information retrieval methods because it is naturally partitioned and includes 725 web-oriented queries with judged answers. It can usefully model aspects of government and large corporate portals. Analysis of the .gov data shows that a purely distributed approach would not be feasible for providing search on a .gov portal because of the large number (17,000+) of web sites and the high proportion that do not provide a search interface. An alternative hybrid approach, combining both distributed and centralized techniques, is proposed and server selection methods are evaluated within this framework using web-oriented evaluation methodology. A number of well-known algorithms are compared against representatives (highest anchor ranked page (HARP) and anchor weighted sum (AWSUM)) of a family of new selection methods which use link anchortext extracted from an auxiliary crawl to provide descriptions of sites which are not...
David Hawking, Paul Thomas
Added 26 Jun 2010
Updated 26 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors David Hawking, Paul Thomas
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