The use of implicit evidence for relevance feedback in web retrieval

Ryen W. White, Ian Ruthven, Joemon M. Jose

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Abstract

In this paper we report on the application of two contrasting types of relevance feedback for web retrieval. We compare two systems; one using explicit relevance feedback (where searchers explicitly have to mark documents relevant) and one using implicit relevance feedback (where the system endeavours to estimate relevance by mining the searcher's interaction). The feedback is used to update the display according to the user's interaction. Our research focuses on the degree to which implicit evidence of document relevance can be substituted for explicit evidence. We examine the two variations in terms of both user opinion and search effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Retrieval
EditorsFabio Crestani, M. Girolami, C.J. van Rijsbergen
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer
Pages93-109
Number of pages16
Volume2291
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-43343-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer

Keywords

  • implicit evidence
  • web retrieval
  • relevance feedback

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    White, R. W., Ruthven, I., & Jose, J. M. (2002). The use of implicit evidence for relevance feedback in web retrieval. In F. Crestani, M. Girolami, & C. J. van Rijsbergen (Eds.), Advances in Information Retrieval (Vol. 2291, pp. 93-109). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45886-7_7