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Incorporating user search behaviour into relevance feedback

Ruthven, I. and Lalmas, M. and van Rijsbergen, C.J. (2003) Incorporating user search behaviour into relevance feedback. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 54 (6). pp. 528-548.

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In this paper we present five user experiments on incorporating behavioural information into the relevance feedback process. In particular we concentrate on ranking terms for query expansion and selecting new terms to add to the user's query. Our experiments are an attempt to widen the evidence used for relevance feedback from simply the relevant documents to include information on how users are searching. We show that this information can lead to more successful relevance feedback techniques. We also show that the presentation of relevance feedback to the user is important in the success of relevance feedback.

Item type: Article
ID code: 1910
Keywords: relevance feedback, behavioural information, Electronic information resources, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Computer Networks and Communications, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction
Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2006
Last modified: 20 Oct 2015 20:57

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