A relevance-focused search application for personalised ranking model

AL SHARJI, Safiya, BEER, Martin and URUCHURTU, Elizabeth (2016). A relevance-focused search application for personalised ranking model. In: HARTMANM, Sven and MA, Hui, (eds.) Database and expert systems applications : 27th International Conference, DEXA 2016, Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2 (9828). Switzerland, Springer, 244-253.

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The assumption that users’ profiles can be exploited by employing their implicit feedback for query expansion through a conceptual search to index documents has been proven in previous research. Several successful approaches leading to an improvement in the accuracy of personalised search results have been proposed. This paper extends existing approaches and combines the keyword-based and semantic-based features in order to provide further evidence of relevance-focused search application for Personalised Ranking Model (PRM). A description of the hybridisation of these approaches is provided and various issues arising in the context of computing the similarity between users’ profiles are discussed. As compared to any traditional search system, the superiority of our approach lies in pushing significantly relevant documents to the top of the ranked lists. The results were empirically confirmed through human subjects who conducted several real-life Web searches.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN - 0302-9743
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44406-2_18
Page Range: 244-253
Depositing User: Martin Beer
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 13:22
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:47
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13019

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