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IR
2006
12 years 9 months ago
A decision mechanism for the selective combination of evidence in topic distillation
The combination of evidence can increase retrieval effectiveness. In this paper, we investigate the effectiveness of a decision mechanism for the selective combination of evidence...
Vassilis Plachouras, Fidel Cacheda, Iadh Ounis
TREC
2003
12 years 11 months ago
Relevance Propagation for Topic Distillation UIUC TREC 2003 Web Track Experiments
In this paper, we report our experiments on the Web Track TREC-2003. We submitted five runs for the topic distillation task. Our goal was to evaluate the standard language modeli...
Azadeh Shakery, ChengXiang Zhai
TREC
2003
12 years 11 months ago
Overview of the TREC 2003 Web Track
The TREC 2003 web track consisted of both a non-interactive stream and an interactive stream. Both streams worked with the .GOV test collection. The non-interactive stream continu...
Nick Craswell, David Hawking, Ross Wilkinson, Ming...
AIRS
2004
Springer
13 years 1 months ago
Effective Topic Distillation with Key Resource Pre-selection
Topic distillation aims at finding key resources which are high-quality pages for certain topics. With analysis in non-content features of key resources, a pre-selection method is ...
Yiqun Liu, Min Zhang, Shaoping Ma
SIGIR
2004
ACM
13 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...
AIRS
2005
Springer
13 years 3 months ago
Subsite Retrieval: A Novel Concept for Topic Distillation
Topic distillation is one of the main information needs when users search the Web. In previous approaches to topic distillation, the single page was treated as the basic searching ...
Tao Qin, Tie-Yan Liu, Xu-Dong Zhang, Guang Feng, W...
SIGIR
2005
ACM
13 years 3 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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