Comparing explicit and implicit feedback techniques for web retrieval: TREC-10 interactive track report

R.W. White, J.M. Jose, I. Ruthven, E.M. Voorhees (Editor), D.K. Harman (Editor)

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Abstract

In this paper we examine the extent to which implicit feedback (where the system attempts to estimate what the user may be interested in) can act as a substitute for explicit feedback (where searchers explicitly mark documents relevant). Therefore, we attempt to side-step the problem of getting users to explicitly mark documents relevant by making predictions on relevance through analysing the user's interaction with the system. Specifically, we hypothesised that implicit and explicit feedback were interchangeable as sources of relevance information for relevance feedback. Through developing a system that utilised each type of feedback we were able to compare the two approaches in terms of search effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages534-538
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2002
EventProceedings of the Tenth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-10) - Maryland, USA
Duration: 13 Nov 200116 Nov 2001

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Tenth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-10)
CityMaryland, USA
Period13/11/0116/11/01

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Keywords

  • explicit feedback
  • implicit feedback
  • web retrieval
  • searching

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White, R. W., Jose, J. M., Ruthven, I., Voorhees, E. M. (Ed.), & Harman, D. K. (Ed.) (2002). Comparing explicit and implicit feedback techniques for web retrieval: TREC-10 interactive track report. 534-538. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Tenth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-10), Maryland, USA, .