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SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Automatic web query classification using labeled and unlabeled training data
Accurate topical categorization of user queries allows for increased effectiveness, efficiency, and revenue potential in general-purpose web search systems. Such categorization be...
Steven M. Beitzel, Eric C. Jensen, Ophir Frieder, ...
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Improving collection selection with overlap awareness in P2P search engines
Collection selection has been a research issue for years. Typically, in related work, precomputed statistics are employed in order to estimate the expected result quality of each ...
Matthias Bender, Sebastian Michel, Peter Triantafi...
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
An interface to search human movements based on geographic and chronological metadata
Historians and scholars can better understand historic events by studying the geographic and chronological activity of individuals who witnessed them. A lack of adequate tools to ...
Wilma Bainbridge, Ryen W. White, Douglas W. Oard
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Basic issues on the processing of web queries
Search engines represent a key component of Web economy these days. Despite that, there is not much technical literature available on their design, fine tuning, and internal oper...
Claudine Santos Badue, Ramurti A. Barbosa, Paulo B...
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Probabilistic hyperspace analogue to language
Song and Bruza [6] introduce a framework for Information Retrieval(IR) based on Gardenfor’s three tiered cognitive model; Conceptual Spaces[4]. They instantiate a conceptual spa...
Leif Azzopardi, Mark Girolami, Malcolm Crowe
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
A geometric interpretation of r-precision and its correlation with average precision
We consider two of the most commonly cited measures of retrieval performance: average precision and R-precision. It is well known that average precision and R-precision are highly...
Javed A. Aslam, Emine Yilmaz, Virgiliu Pavlu
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
When will information retrieval be "good enough"?
We describe a user study that examined the relationship between the quality of an Information Retrieval system and the effectiveness of its users in performing a task. The task i...
James Allan, Ben Carterette, Joshua Lewis
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
The maximum entropy method for analyzing retrieval measures
We present a model, based on the maximum entropy method, for analyzing various measures of retrieval performance such as average precision, R-precision, and precision-at-cutoffs....
Javed A. Aslam, Emine Yilmaz, Virgiliu Pavlu
SIGIR
2005
ACM
10 years 7 months ago
Measure-based metasearch
We propose a simple method for converting many standard measures of retrieval performance into metasearch algorithms. Our focus is both on the analysis of retrieval measures thems...
Javed A. Aslam, Virgiliu Pavlu, Emine Yilmaz
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