Exploiting Query History for Document Ranking in Interactive Information Retrieval

Xuehua Shen, Cheng Xiang Zhai

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article


In this poster,we incorporate user query history, as context information, to improve the retrieval performance in interactive retrieval. Experiments using the TREC data show that incorporating such context information indeed consistently improves the retrieval performance in both average precision and precision at 20 documents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-378
Number of pages2
JournalSIGIR Forum (ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval)
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2003 - Toronto, Ont., Canada
Duration: Jul 28 2003Aug 1 2003


  • Context
  • Interactive retrieval
  • Query expansion
  • Query history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture

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