Empirical investigations on query modification using abductive explanations

I. Ruthven, M. Lalmas, C.J. van Rijsbergen

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Abstract

In this paper we report on a series of experiments designed to investigate query modification techniques motivated by the area of abductive reasoning. In particular we use the notion of abductive explanation, explanations being a description of data that highlight important features of the data. We describe several methods of creating abductive explanations, exploring term reweighting and query reformulation techniques and demonstrate their suitability for relevance feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Pages181-189
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001
Event24th ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2001) - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 9 Sep 200113 Sep 2001

Conference

Conference24th ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2001)
Abbreviated titleSIGIR 2001
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period9/09/0113/09/01

Keywords

  • abductive reasoning
  • abductive explanations
  • query formulation
  • information retrieval

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    Ruthven, I., Lalmas, M., & van Rijsbergen, C. J. (2001). Empirical investigations on query modification using abductive explanations. 181-189. Paper presented at 24th ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2001), New Orleans, United States.