Paper: Discretization Based Learning Approach To Information Retrieval

ACL ID H05-1020
Title Discretization Based Learning Approach To Information Retrieval
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

We approached the problem as learning how to order documents by estimated relevance with respect to a user query. Our support vector machines based classifier learns from the relevance judgments available with the standard test collections and generalizes to new, previously unseen queries. For this, we have designed a representation scheme, which is based on the discrete representation of the local (lw) and global (gw) weighting functions, thus is capable of reproducing and enhancing the properties of such popular ranking functions as tf.idf, BM25 or those based on language models. Our tests with the standard test collections have demonstrated the capability of our approach to achieve the performance of the best known scoring functions solely from the labeled examples and without taking ad...