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SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Using query term order for result summarisation
We report on two experiments performed to test the importance of Term Order in automatic summarisation. Experiment one was undertaken as part of DUC 2004 to which three systems we...
Shao Fen Liang, Siobhan Devlin, John Tait
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
A probabilistic model for retrospective news event detection
Retrospective news event detection (RED) is defined as the discovery of previously unidentified events in historical news corpus. Although both the contents and time information...
Zhiwei Li, Bin Wang, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
The loquacious user: a document-independent source of terms for query expansion
In this paper we investigate the effectiveness of a documentindependent technique for eliciting feedback from users about their information problems. We propose that such a techni...
Diane Kelly, Vijay Deepak Dollu, Xin Fu
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Title extraction from bodies of HTML documents and its application to web page retrieval
This paper is concerned with automatic extraction of titles from the bodies of HTML documents. Titles of HTML documents should be correctly defined in the title fields; however, i...
Yunhua Hu, Guomao Xin, Ruihua Song, Guoping Hu, Sh...
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Boosted decision trees for word recognition in handwritten document retrieval
Recognition and retrieval of historical handwritten material is an unsolved problem. We propose a novel approach to recognizing and retrieving handwritten manuscripts, based upon ...
Nicholas R. Howe, Toni M. Rath, R. Manmatha
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Accurately interpreting clickthrough data as implicit feedback
This paper examines the reliability of implicit feedback generated from clickthrough data in WWW search. Analyzing the users’ decision process using eyetracking and comparing im...
Thorsten Joachims, Laura A. Granka, Bing Pan, Hele...
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Finding semantically similar questions based on their answers
A large number of question and answer pairs can be collected from question and answer boards and FAQ pages on the Web. This paper proposes an automatic method of finding the ques...
Jiwoon Jeon, W. Bruce Croft, Joon Ho Lee
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Predicting query difficulty on the web by learning visual clues
We describe a method for predicting query difficulty in a precision-oriented web search task. Our approach uses visual features from retrieved surrogate document representations (...
Eric C. Jensen, Steven M. Beitzel, David A. Grossm...
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
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 ...
David Hawking, Paul Thomas
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