Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Gareth J. F. Jones
Johannes Leveling
Debasis Ganguly

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
ad hoc nature patent prior art search information retrieval relevance model query standard experimental

Topical relevance model (2012)

Abstract We introduce the topical relevance model (TRLM) as a generalisation of the standard relevance model (RLM). The TRLM alleviates the limitations of the RLM by exploiting the multi-topical structure of pseudo-relevant documents. In TRLM, intra-topical document and query term co-occurrences are favoured, whereas the inter-topical ones are down-weighted. The multi-topical nature of pseudo-relevant documents results from the multi-faceted nature of the information need typically expressed in a query. The TRLM provides a framework to estimate a set of underlying hypothetical relevance models for each such aspect of the information need. Experimental results show that the TRLM significantly outperforms the RLM for ad-hoc and patent prior art search, and additionally that it outperforms recent extensions of the RLM.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information retrieval
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Gareth J. F. Jones, Johannes Leveling, Debasis Ganguly

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Gareth J. F. Jones
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 265
 
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Johannes Leveling
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 65
 
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Debasis Ganguly
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 28