Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Gareth J. F. Jones
Johannes Leveling
Debasis Ganguly

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
information retrieval query expansion parameter settings blind relevance feedback modeling language brf sentence based query expansion mean average precision

Exploring sentence level query expansion in language modeling based information retrieval (2010)

Abstract We introduce two novel methods for query expansion in information retrieval (IR). The basis of these methods is to add the most similar sentences extracted from pseudo-relevant documents to the original query. The first method adds a fixed number of sentences to the original query, the second a progressively decreasing number of sentences. We evaluate these methods on the English and Bengali test collections from the FIRE workshops. The major findings of this study are that: i) performance is similar for both English and Bengali; ii) employing a smaller context (similar sentences) yields a considerably higher mean average precision (MAP) compared to extracting terms from full documents (up to 5.9% improvemnent in MAP for English and 10.7% for Bengali compared to standard Blind Relevance Feedback (BRF); iii) using a variable number of sentences for query expansion performs better and shows less variance in the best MAP for different parameter settings; iv) query expansion based on sentences can improve performance even for topics with low initial retrieval precision where standard BRF fails.
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 -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
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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