User biased document language modelling

Azzopardi, L., Girolami, M. and Van Rijsbergen, C. (2004) User biased document language modelling. In: 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Sheffield, UK, 25-29 Jul 2004, ISBN 1581138814 (doi: 10.1145/1008992.1009111)

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Capitalizing on the intuitive underlying assumptions of Language Modelling for Ad-Hoc Retrieval we present a novel approach that is capable of injecting the user's context of the document collection into the retrieval process. The preliminary findings from the evaluation undertaken suggest that improved IR performance is possible under certain circumstances. This motivates further investigation to determine the extent and significance of this improved performance.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:user biased, information retrieval, context, language model
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Azzopardi, Dr Leif and Van Rijsbergen, Professor Cornelis and Girolami, Prof Mark
Authors: Azzopardi, L., Girolami, M., and Van Rijsbergen, C.
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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