Investigating the effectiveness of clickthrough data for document reordering

Shokouhi, M, Scholer, F and Turpin, A 2008, 'Investigating the effectiveness of clickthrough data for document reordering', in Advances in Information Retrieval, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 30 March - 03 April, 2008.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Investigating the effectiveness of clickthrough data for document reordering
Author(s) Shokouhi, M
Scholer, F
Turpin, A
Year 2008
Conference name 340th European conference on Information Retrieval Research
Conference location Glasgow, United Kingdom
Conference dates 30 March - 03 April, 2008
Proceedings title Advances in Information Retrieval
Publisher Springer Verlag
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Abstract User clicks¿also known as clickthrough data¿have been cited as an implicit form of relevance feedback. Previous work suggests that relative preferences between documents can be accurately derived from user clicks. In this paper, we analyze the impact of document reordering¿based on clickthrough¿on search effectiveness, measured using both TREC and user relevance judgments. We also propose new strategies for document reordering that can outperform current techniques. Preliminary results show that current reordering methods do not lead to consistent improvements of search quality, but may even lead to poorer results if not used with care.
Subjects Information Retrieval and Web Search
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-540-78646-7_61
Copyright notice © 2008 Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
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