Paper: Comparison Of Two Interactive Search Refinement Techniques

ACL ID N04-1029
Title Comparison Of Two Interactive Search Refinement Techniques
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

The paper presents two approaches to interactively refining user search formulations and their evaluation in the new High Accuracy Retrieval from Documents (HARD) track of TREC-12. One method consists of asking the user to select a number of sentences that may represent relevant documents, and then using the documents, whose sentences were selected for query expansion. The second method consists of showing to the user a list of noun phrases, extracted from the initial document set, and then expanding the query with the terms from the phrases selected by the user.