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Information Retrieval

Context-Specific High Precision Information Retrieval

  • Investigators: Surendra Sarnikar, Zhu Zhang, J. Leon Zhao.
  • Key Ideas:
    • Automatic prediction of query performance using different query and repository specific factors.
    • Query refinement to improve retrieval performance in domain-specific corpora.


  • Surendra Sarnikar, Zhu Zhang, and J. Leon Zhao, "Predicting Query Performance in Domain-Specific Corpora", Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 3-6, 2007, Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii. (Extended version in preparation for JMIS).
  • Surendra Sarnikar and J. Leon Zhao, "Task-Centric Document Recommendation via Context-Specific Terms", Proceedings of the 2006 AAAI Workshop on Modeling and Retrieval of Context (MRC'06), Boston, Massachusetts, July 16-17, 2006.

Last Updated: 7/31/12