Query association for effective retrieval

Scholer, F and Williams, H 2002, 'Query association for effective retrieval', in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, McLean, USA, 4-9 November 2002.


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Title Query association for effective retrieval
Author(s) Scholer, F
Williams, H
Year 2002
Conference name International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Conference location McLean, USA
Conference dates 4-9 November 2002
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Publisher ACM Press
Place of publication New York, USA
Abstract We introduce a novel technique for document summarisation which we call query association. Query association is based on the notion that a query that is highly similar to a document is a good descriptor of that document. For example, the user query "richmond football club" is likely to be a good summary of the content of a document that is ranked highly in response to the query. We describe this process of defining, maintaining, and presenting the relationship between a user query and the documents that are retrieved in response to that query. We show that associated queries are an excellent technique for describing a document: for relevance judgement, associated queries are as effective as a simple online query-biased summarisation technique. As future work, we suggest additional uses for query association including relevance feedback and query expansion.
Subjects Information Retrieval and Web Search
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