The Quantum Probability Ranking Principle (QPRP) has been recently proposed, and accounts for interdependent document relevance when ranking. However, to be instantiated, the QPRP requires a method to approximate the "interference" between two documents. In this poster, we empirically evaluate a number of different methods of approximation on two TREC test collections for subtopic retrieval. It is shown that these approximations can lead to significantly better retrieval performance over the state of the art.
|Title of host publication||SIGIR '10 Proceedings of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jul 2010|
- quantum probability ranking principle
- interference estimation
Zuccon, G., Azzopardi, L., Hauff, C., & van Rijsbergen, C. J. K. (2010). Estimating interference in the QPRP for subtopic retrieval. In SIGIR '10 Proceedings of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (pp. 741-742). New York, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.1145/1835449.1835593