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SIGIR
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Focused named entity recognition using machine learning
In this paper we study the problem of finding most topical named entities among all entities in a document, which we refer to as focused named entity recognition. We show that th...
Li Zhang, Yue Pan, Tong Zhang
SIGIR
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Effectiveness of web page classification on finding list answers
List question answering (QA) offers a unique challenge in effectively and efficiently locating a complete set of distinct answers from huge corpora or the Web. In TREC-12, the med...
Hui Yang, Tat-Seng Chua
SIGIR
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Learning to cluster web search results
Organizing Web search results into clusters facilitates users' quick browsing through search results. Traditional clustering techniques are inadequate since they don't g...
Hua-Jun Zeng, Qi-Cai He, Zheng Chen, Wei-Ying Ma, ...
SIGIR
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Learning effective ranking functions for newsgroup search
Web communities are web virtual broadcasting spaces where people can freely discuss anything. While such communities function as discussion boards, they have even greater value as...
Wensi Xi, Jesper Lind, Eric Brill
SIGIR
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
A nonparametric hierarchical bayesian framework for information filtering
Information filtering has made considerable progress in recent years.The predominant approaches are content-based methods and collaborative methods. Researchers have largely conc...
Kai Yu, Volker Tresp, Shipeng Yu
SIGIR
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Human versus machine in the topic distillation task
This paper reports on and discusses a set of user experiments using the TREC 2003 Web interactive track protocol. The focus is on comparing humans and machine algorithms in terms ...
Mingfang Wu, Gheorghe Muresan, Alistair McLean, Mu...
SIGIR
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Probabilistic model for contextual retrieval
Contextual retrieval is a critical technique for facilitating many important applications such as mobile search, personalized search, PC troubleshooting, etc. Despite of its impor...
Ji-Rong Wen, Ni Lao, Wei-Ying Ma
SIGIR
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Measuring ineffectiveness
An evaluation methodology that targets ineffective topics is needed to support research on obtaining more consistent retrieval across topics. Using average values of traditional ...
Ellen M. Voorhees
SIGIR
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
A two-stage mixture model for pseudo feedback
Pseudo feedback is a commonly used technique to improve information retrieval performance. It assumes a few top-ranked documents to be relevant, and learns from them to improve th...
Tao Tao, ChengXiang Zhai
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