Ruthven, I. and Lalmas, M. and van Rijsbergen, C.J. (1999) Retrieval through explanation: an abductive inference approach to relevance feedback. In: 10th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, 1999-09-01 - 1999-09-03.
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Relevance feedback techniques are designed to automatically improve a system's representation of a query by using documents the user has marked as relevant. However, traditional relevance feedback models suffer from a number of limitations that restrict their potential in supporting information seeking. One of the major limitations of relevance feedback is that it does not incorporate behavioural aspects of information seeking - how and why users assess relevance. We propose that relevance feedback should be viewed as a process of explanation and demonstrate how this limitation of relevance feedback techniques can be overcome by a theory of relevance feedback based on abductive inference.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||information retrieval, abductive inference, relevance feedback, Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||24 Jan 2007|
|Last modified:||20 May 2016 10:55|