On the use of explanations as a mediating device for relevance feedback

I. Ruthven, M Agosti (Editor), C Thanos (Editor)

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In this paper we examine the role of explanations as a means of facilitating the use of relevance feedback in information retrieval systems. We do this with particular reference to previous experimental work. This demonstrates that explanations can increase the user's willingness to interact more fully with the system. We outline the general conclusions from this experimental work and discuss the implications for interactive IR systems that incorporate relevance feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Technology : 6th European Conference, ECDL 2002, Rome, Italy, September 16-18, 2002. Proceedings
Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Berlin
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3540441786
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • relevance feedback
  • information retrieval
  • interactive information retrieval systems


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