Context-sensitive information retrieval using implicit feedback

Xuehua Shen, Bin Tan, Chengxiang Zhai

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Abstract

A major limitation of most existing retrieval models and systems is that the retrieval decision is made based solely on the query and document collection; information about the actual user and search context is largely ignored. In this paper, we study how to exploit implicit feedback information, including previous queries and clickthrough information, to improve retrieval accuracy in an interactive information retrieval setting. We propose several context-sensitive retrieval algorithms based on statistical language models to combine the preceding queries and clicked document summaries with the current query for better ranking of documents. We use the TREC AP data to create a test collection with search context information, and quantitatively evaluate our models using this test set. Experiment results show that using implicit feedback, especially the clicked document summaries, can improve retrieval performance substantially.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGIR 2005 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
Pages43-50
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2005 - Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Aug 15 2005Aug 19 2005

Publication series

NameSIGIR 2005 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Other

Other28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2005
CountryBrazil
CitySalvador
Period8/15/058/19/05

Keywords

  • context
  • interactive retrieval
  • query expansion
  • query history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Shen, X., Tan, B., & Zhai, C. (2005). Context-sensitive information retrieval using implicit feedback. In SIGIR 2005 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (pp. 43-50). (SIGIR 2005 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval). https://doi.org/10.1145/1076034.1076045