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ICTIR
2009
Springer
8 years 8 months ago
An Analysis of NP-Completeness in Novelty and Diversity Ranking
Abstract. A useful ability for search engines is to be able to rank objects with novelty and diversity: the top k documents retrieved should cover possible interpretations of a que...
Ben Carterette
ICTIR
2009
Springer
8 years 8 months ago
An Effective Approach to Verbose Queries Using a Limited Dependencies Language Model
Intuitively, any `bag of words' approach in IR should benefit from taking term dependencies into account. Unfortunately, for years the results of exploiting such dependencies ...
Eduard Hoenkamp, Peter Bruza, Dawei Song, Qiang Hu...
ICTIR
2009
Springer
8 years 8 months ago
Training Data Cleaning for Text Classification
Abstract. In text classification (TC) and other tasks involving supervised learning, labelled data may be scarce or expensive to obtain; strategies are thus needed for maximizing t...
Andrea Esuli, Fabrizio Sebastiani
ICTIR
2009
Springer
8 years 8 months ago
Specificity Aboutness in XML Retrieval
This paper presents a theoretical methodology to evaluate filters in XML retrieval. Theoretical evaluation is concerned with the formal investigation of qualitative properties of r...
Tobias Blanke, Mounia Lalmas
ICTIR
2009
Springer
8 years 8 months ago
Prior Information and the Determination of Event Spaces in Probabilistic Information Retrieval Models
Abstract. A mismatch between differenteventspaceshasbeen used toargue against rank equivalence of classic probabilistic models of information retrieval and language models. We ques...
Corrado Boscarino, Arjen P. de Vries
ICTIR
2009
Springer
8 years 8 months ago
Explaining User Performance in Information Retrieval: Challenges to IR Evaluation
The paper makes three points of significance for IR research: (1) The Cranfield paradigm of IR evaluation seems to lose power when one looks at human instead of system performance....
Kalervo Järvelin
ICTIR
2009
Springer
9 years 2 months ago
Optimizing WebPage Interest
Abstract. In the rapidly evolving and growing environment of the internet, web site owners aim to maximize interest for their web site. In this article we propose a model, which co...
Willem Elbers, Theo P. van der Weide
ICTIR
2009
Springer
9 years 4 months ago
A Four-Factor User Interaction Model for Content-Based Image Retrieval
In order to bridge the “Semantic gap”, a number of relevance feedback (RF) mechanisms have been applied to content-based image retrieval (CBIR). However current RF techniques i...
Haiming Liu 0002, Victoria S. Uren, Dawei Song, St...
ICTIR
2009
Springer
9 years 4 months ago
Robust Word Similarity Estimation Using Perturbation Kernels
We introduce perturbation kernels, a new class of similarity measure for information retrieval that casts word similarity in terms of multi-task learning. Perturbation kernels mode...
Kevyn Collins-Thompson
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