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Evaluating search systems using result page context

Peter Bailey, Nick Craswell, Ryen W. White, Liwei Chen, Ashwin Satyanarayana, S. M.M. Tahaghoghi
2010 Proceeding of the third symposium on Information interaction in context - IIiX '10  
We introduce a method for evaluating the relevance of all visible components of a Web search results page, in the context of that results page.  ...  Contrary to Cranfield-style evaluation methods, our approach recognizes that a user"s initial search interaction is with the result page produced by a search system, not the landing pages linked from it  ...  The experiments demonstrate the value in considering the result page context in search system evaluation. Most experiments scraped the search results from the Google, Yahoo!  ... 
doi:10.1145/1840784.1840801 dblp:conf/iiix/BaileyCWCST10 fatcat:6zlxguk4vffvvi2rvd3j53wise

Using Context to Improve the Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems [article]

Abdelkrim Bouramoul, Mohamed-Khireddine Kholladi, Bich-Lien Doan
2011 arXiv   pre-print
The relevance evaluation of results provided by these engines, using the user's judgments, then using an automatic manner to take into account the query context has also shown a general decline in the  ...  The crucial role of the evaluation in the development of the information retrieval tools is useful evidence to improve the performance of these tools and the quality of results that they return.  ...  of all the resulting pages; 4) Capture the user's static and dynamic context for the current search session, and used it for the evaluation of the results by the user's judgment; 5) Measuring the degree  ... 
arXiv:1105.6213v1 fatcat:nqbqrkjb2bfbxgksuwac5mtvfa

DJINN: Implementation and evaluation of implicit social bookmarking paradigm

Bruno Merlin, Cleidson de Souza
2011 Journal of Applied Computing Research  
Our approach allows a user to implicitly contribute to a social bookmarking system and benefit from other user searches, therefore improving the accuracy of results of web searches.  ...  We conclude with a discussion of our results and directions for future work.  ...  Therefore, the results of this experiment motivated us to perform a second evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.4013/jacr.2011.11.04 fatcat:zhaydpicnvgevha7cwwmzmmvn4

Searching the wikipedia with contextual information

Antti Ukkonen, Carlos Castillo, Debora Donato, Aristides Gionis
2008 Proceeding of the 17th ACM conference on Information and knowledge mining - CIKM '08  
By associating a context to the query terms, the search results of a search initiated in a particular page can be made more relevant.  ...  The experiments indicate that the proposed method considerably improves results obtained by a more traditional approach that does not take the context into account.  ...  By attaching a context to the query terms, the search results of a search initiated in a particular page can be made more relevant, for example, the context page can be used for disambiguation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1458082.1458274 dblp:conf/cikm/UkkonenCDG08 fatcat:7sd3le4xofa7dk2lt5nhz6qoyy

Understanding and Predicting Usefulness Judgment in Web Search

Jiaxin Mao, Yiqun Liu, Huanbo Luan, Min Zhang, Shaoping Ma, Hengliang Luo, Yuntao Zhang
2017 Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR '17  
Understanding and predicting usefulness judgment are crucial for developing user-centric evaluation methods and providing contextualize results according to the search context.  ...  Usefulness judgment measures the user-perceived amount of useful information for the search task in the current search context.  ...  [1, 2] proposed to adopt usefulness in evaluating interactive information retrieval systems. Mao et al.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3077136.3080750 dblp:conf/sigir/MaoLLZMLZ17 fatcat:boqkvls3g5gvvcwjkaqzxqfbqe


Shiyang Lu, Tao Mei, Jingdong Wang, Jian Zhang, Zhiyong Wang, David Dagan Feng, Jian-Tao Sun, Shipeng Li
2012 Proceedings of the 20th ACM international conference on Multimedia - MM '12  
websites; 2) in context-the browsed web page provides implicit context information which helps infer user purchase preferences; 3) in focus-users easily specify their search interest using gesture on  ...  Therefore users need to switch between the web page being browsed and other websites that provide search results.  ...  Our experimental results with both objective and subjective evaluations indicate that the system is effective and efficient in terms of search performance, user satisfaction in usability, and overall boosting  ... 
doi:10.1145/2393347.2396465 dblp:conf/mm/LuMWZWFSL12 fatcat:xksinetsezgl7ha73g3gookvxy

Topic Pages: An Alternative to the Ten Blue Links

Niranjan Balasubramanian, Silviu Cucerzan
2010 2010 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Semantic Computing  
Automatic and manual evaluations on biographical topics show that topic pages built by our system compare favorably to regular Web search results and to MDS-style summaries of the Web results on all metrics  ...  We investigate the automatic generation of topic pages as an alternative to the current Web search paradigm.  ...  Clearly, the Web search engines are not optimized for this type of evaluation and the MDS systems are not well-suited for the task of summarizing Web search results.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsc.2010.96 dblp:conf/semco/BalasubramanianC10 fatcat:kxrayzdlhfdpxn3okmnsl4or44

Who Do You Want to Be Today? Web Personae for Personalised Information Access [chapter]

J. P. McGowan, Nicholas Kushmerick, Barry Smyth
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Personalised context sensitivity is the Holy Grail of web information retrieval. As a first step towards this goal, we present the Web Personae personalised search and browsing system.  ...  We use well-known information retrieval techniques to develop and track user models.  ...  search results.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-47952-x_73 fatcat:cjlri2ixdzfcfku23qylcqnbcq

Further Experiments on Collaborative Ranking in Community-Based Web Search

Jill Freyne, Barry Smyth, Maurice Coyle, Evelyn Balfe, Peter Briggs
2004 Artificial Intelligence Review  
In this paper we describe a novel approach to using context in Web search that seeks to personalize the results of a generic search engine for the needs of a specialist community of users.  ...  In particular we describe two separate evaluations in detail that demonstrate how the collaborative search method has the potential to deliver significant search-performance benefits to endusers while  ...  These techniques attempt to use the results of a search as the basis for context assessment, extracting useful context terms that can then be used to supplement the user's original query.  ... 
doi:10.1023/b:aire.0000036257.77059.40 fatcat:q4a4ey7nkfdrjjfl3ud22o5krq

Context representation for web search results

Jesús Vegas, Fabio Crestani, Pablo de la Fuente
2007 Journal of information science  
In Web searching, context can help assess the relevance of a Web page by showing how the page is related to other pages in the same Web site, for example.  ...  The results of an initial evaluation shows that this visualisation technique helps the user navigate large Web sites and find useful information in an effective way, without increasing the cognitive load  ...  Obviously, if the system is displaying to the user the results of a query evaluation, then f relevance is used.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0165551506067123 fatcat:ee5m7lki45byflf7rlpr4kc5vm

SMS-based contextual web search

Jay Chen, Brendan Linn, Lakshminarayanan Subramanian
2009 Proceedings of the 1st ACM workshop on Networking, systems, and applications for mobile handhelds - MobiHeld '09  
We describe a simple generic approach to extracting results for both well-known and arbitrary topics.  ...  While the underlying mechanisms we present are by no means perfect, we show that our system returns appropriate responses for a range of topics not covered by existing systems.  ...  In a desktop search users are able to use a simple search interface to enter queries that often return immediately useful results on the first page.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1592606.1592611 dblp:conf/sigcomm/ChenLS09 fatcat:q6ixefdckbf25iqqzbdtcxv7ku

Combating information overload in non-visual web access using context

Jalal Mahmud, Yevgen Borodin, Dipanjan Das, I. V. Ramakrishnan
2007 Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces - IUI '07  
Although, the use of shortcut keys and searching offers some improvements, the problem still remains. In this paper, we address this problem using the notion of context.  ...  Our results show that the use of context can save browsing time and substantially improve the browsing experience of visually disabled individuals.  ...  The system in [3] uses the context of a link to get the preview of the next Web page before following a link.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1216295.1216362 dblp:conf/iui/MahmudBDR07 fatcat:pgvdasr4evbq7gk3eqgtemauxy

Investigating the Effects of Different Levels of User Control on the Effectiveness of Context-Aware Recommender Systems for Web-Based Search

Neha Rani, Sharon Lynn Chu, Victoria Rene Mei
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts  
To enable our study, we implemented a CARS that supports web-based search by recommending users a link using context such as browsing history.  ...  Embedding context-awareness allows recommender systems to use context information around the user, situation, and system to adapt and provide more efficient, relevant, and personalized recommendations.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We acknowledge and thank Yadi Qian for her help in initial design of the interface used in the study. We thank all the participants who took part in the study.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491101.3519802 fatcat:aqssen4fknc4dfd2y4rxdmdzdi

Information overload in non-visual web transaction

Jalal Mahmud
2007 Proceedings of the 9th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility - Assets '07  
An interesting idea is to use context surrounding a link to identify relevant information on the next Web page.  ...  Preliminary results based on my system incorporating this idea, show a lot of promise in combating the information overload problem encountered by visually disabled individuals when they do transactions  ...  The evaluation result of these algorithms exhibit reasonably high precision and recall (see [4] for evaluation result of context analysis).  ... 
doi:10.1145/1296843.1296905 dblp:conf/assets/Mahmud07 fatcat:44d6zjgylrfbpazuwr4ppj2h4u

A Categorization Scheme for Semantic Web Search Engines

K.S. Esmaili, H. Abolhassani
2006 IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, 2006.  
We also propose some factors to evaluate systems in each category.  ...  Semantic web search engines are evolving and many prototype systems and some implementation have been developed. However, there are some different views on what a semantic search engine should do.  ...  The most important tool in semantic web for improving search results is context concept and its correspondence with Ontologies. This type of search engines uses such ontological definitions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aiccsa.2006.205086 dblp:conf/aiccsa/EsmailiA06 fatcat:fyqrfbze2baf3cgwzir7vwvdxq
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