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Enhanced information retrieval by exploiting recommender techniques in cluster-based link analysis

Li, Wei B. orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-7347-3501 and Jones, Gareth J.F. orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2923-8365 (2013) Enhanced information retrieval by exploiting recommender techniques in cluster-based link analysis. In: 4th International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2013), 29 Sept - 2 Oct 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Inspired by the use of PageRank algorithms in document ranking, we develop and evaluate a cluster-based PageRank algorithm to re-rank information retrieval (IR) output with the objective of improving ad hoc search effectiveness. Unlike existing work, our methods exploit recommender techniques to extract the correlation between documents and apply detected correlations in a cluster-based PageRank algorithm to compute the importance of each document in a dataset. In this study two popular recommender techniques are examined in four proposed PageRank models to investigate the effectiveness of our approach. Comparison of our methods with strong baselines demonstrates the solid performance of our approach. Experimental results are reported on an extended version of the FIRE 2011 personal information retrieval (PIR) data collection which includes topically related queries with click-through data and relevance assessment data collected from the query creators. The search logs of the query creators are categorized based on their different topical interests. The experimental results show the significant improvement of our approach compared to results using standard IR and cluster-based PageRank methods.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Information retrieval; recommender techniques; cluster-based PageRank model; Markov random model; re-ranking
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Institutes and Centres > Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in: Proceedings of ICTIR 2013. .
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:20373
Deposited On:14 Jan 2015 14:58 by Gareth Jones . Last Modified 07 Oct 2021 12:37

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