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An algorithm to use feedback on viewed documents to improve web query: enabling naïve searchers to search the Web smartly

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Patro, S and Malhotra, V and Johnson, D, An algorithm to use feedback on viewed documents to improve web query: enabling naïve searchers to search the Web smartly, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, 11-13 April 2006, Setubal, Portugal, pp. 287 - 294. ISBN 978-972-8865-46-7 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

Abstract

This paper presents an algorithm to improve a web search query based on the feedback on the viewed documents. A user who is searching for information on the Web marks the retrieved (viewed) documents as relevant or irrelevant to further expose the information needs expressed in the original query. A new web search query matching this improved understanding of the user's information needs is synthesized from these text documents. The methodology provides a way for creating web search query that matches the user's information need even when the user may have difficulty in doing so directly due to lack of experience in the query design or lack of familiarity of the search domain. A user survey has shown that the algorithmically formed query has recall coverage and precision characteristics better than those achieved by the experienced human web searchers. © 2010.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and Information Studies
Research Field:Information Retrieval and Web Search
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Application Tools and System Utilities
Author:Patro, S (Mrs Patro Patro)
Author:Malhotra, V (Dr Vishv Malhotra)
Author:Johnson, D (Mr David Johnson)
ID Code:39568
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Computing
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2017-04-07
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