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SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
Term-specific smoothing for the language modeling approach to information retrieval: the importance of a query term
This paper follows a formal approach to information retrieval based on statistical language models. By introducing some simple reformulations of the basic language modeling approa...
Djoerd Hiemstra
SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
Cross-document summarization by concept classification
In this paper we describe a Cross Document Summarizer XDoX designed specifically to summarize large document sets (50-500 documents and more). Such sets of documents are typically...
Hilda Hardy, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Tomek Strzalkowski,...
SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
User-centered interface design for cross-language information retrieval
This paper reports on the user-centered design methodology and techniques used for the elicitation of user requirements and how these requirements informed the first phase of the ...
Preben Hansen, Daniela Petrelli, Jussi Karlgren, M...
SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
Video retrieval using an MPEG-7 based inference network
This work proposes a model for video retrieval based upon the inference network model. The document network is constructed using video metadata encoded using MPEG-7 and captures i...
Andrew Graves, Mounia Lalmas
SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
The web retrieval task and its evaluation in the third NTCIR workshop
This paper gives an overview of the evaluation method used for the Web Retrieval Task in the Third NTCIR Workshop, which is currently in progress. In the Web Retrieval Task, we tr...
Koji Eguchi, Keizo Oyama, Emi Ishida, Kazuko Kuriy...
SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
Web question answering: is more always better?
This paper describes a question answering system that is designed to capitalize on the tremendous amount of data that is now available online. Most question answering systems use ...
Susan T. Dumais, Michele Banko, Eric Brill, Jimmy ...
SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
PageRank, HITS and a unified framework for link analysis
Two popular webpage ranking algorithms are HITS and PageRank. HITS emphasizes mutual reinforcement between authority and hub webpages, while PageRank emphasizes hyperlink weight n...
Chris H. Q. Ding, Xiaofeng He, Parry Husbands, Hon...
SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
Predicting query performance
We develop a method for predicting query performance by computing the relative entropy between a query language model and the corresponding collection language model. The resultin...
Stephen Cronen-Townsend, Yun Zhou, W. Bruce Croft
SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
A new family of online algorithms for category ranking
We describe a new family of topic-ranking algorithms for multi-labeled documents. The motivation for the algorithms stems from recent advances in online learning algorithms. The a...
Koby Crammer, Yoram Singer
SIGIR
2002
ACM
10 years 3 months ago
Effective collection metasearch in a hierarchical environment: global vs. localized retrieval performance
We compare standard global IR searching with user-centric localized techniques to address the database selection problem. We conduct a series of experiments to compare the retriev...
Jack G. Conrad, Changwen Yang, Joanne S. Claussen
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