Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10791-011-9176-6
Title: Utilizing local evidence for blog feed search
Authors: Lee, Y.
Na, S.-H. 
Lee, J.-H.
Keywords: Blog distillation
Blog feed search
Passage-based retrieval
Pseudo-relevance feedback
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Lee, Y.,Na, S.-H.,Lee, J.-H. (2012). Utilizing local evidence for blog feed search. Information Retrieval 15 (2) : 157-177. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10791-011-9176-6
Abstract: Blog feed search aims to identify a blog feed of recurring interest to users on a given topic. A blog feed, the retrieval unit for blog feed search, comprises blog posts of diverse topics. This topical diversity of blog feeds often causes performance deterioration of blog feed search. To alleviate the problem, this paper proposes several approaches based on passage retrieval, widely regarded as effective to handle topical diversity at document level in ad-hoc retrieval. We define the global and local evidence for blog feed search, which correspond to the document-level and passage-level evidence for passage retrieval, respectively, and investigate their influence on blog feed search, in terms of both initial retrieval and pseudo-relevance feedback. For initial retrieval, we propose a retrieval framework to integrate global evidence with local evidence. For pseudo-relevance feedback, we gather feedback information from the local evidence of the top K ranked blog feeds to capture diverse and accurate information related to a given topic. Experimental results show that our approaches using local evidence consistently and significantly outperform traditional ones. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Source Title: Information Retrieval
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/39444
ISSN: 13864564
DOI: 10.1007/s10791-011-9176-6
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