Estimating interference in the QPRP for subtopic retrieval

Zuccon, Guido, Azzopardi, Leif, Hauff, Claudia, & van Rijsbergen, C.J. Keith (2010) Estimating interference in the QPRP for subtopic retrieval. In SIGIR '10 Proceedings of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, ACM, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 741-742.

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The Quantum Probability Ranking Principle (QPRP) has been recently proposed, and accounts for interdependent document relevance when ranking. However, to be instantiated, the QPRP requires a method to approximate the interference" between two documents. In this poster, we empirically evaluate a number of different methods of approximation on two TREC test collections for subtopic retrieval. It is shown that these approximations can lead to significantly better retrieval performance over the state of the art.

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ID Code: 69265
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1145/1835449.1835593
ISBN: 9781450301534
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 ACM
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2014 01:40
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2014 08:03

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