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Evaluating the impact of selection noise in community-based web search

Oisín Boydell, Barry Smyth, Cathal Gurrin, Alan F. Smeaton
2005 Proceedings of the 28th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '05  
The I-SPY meta-search engine uses a technique called collaborative Web search to leverage the past search behaviour (queries and selections) of a community of users in order to promote search results that  ...  In this paper we describe recent studies to clarify the benefits of this approach in situations when the behaviour of users cannot be relied upon in terms of their ability to consistently select relevant  ...  In particular these results helped to evaluate the impact of selection noise on CWS performance, using TREC relevance results.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1076034.1076143 dblp:conf/sigir/BoydellSGS05 fatcat:rbycrrad7jan7dc6lommfuxika

Designing and evaluating voice-based virtual communities

Neil Patel
2010 Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '10  
We discuss each of these issues and propose approaches to address them. We also present plans to evaluate the impact of voice-based virtual communities on knowledge access and sharing in rural India.  ...  A Farmer in Gujarat, India, using Avaaj Otalo, a voice-based virtual community for agricultural information.  ...  Funding for this research comes from Stanford SOE, The Gates Foundation, and Nokia Research. Finally, I thank our partners in India: Development Support Center and IBM Research India.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1753846.1753896 dblp:conf/chi/Patel10a fatcat:ihelxwn7sjbqpmhcbqpa5hueay

Site level noise removal for search engines

André Luiz da Costa Carvalho, Paul - Alexandru Chirita, Edleno Silva de Moura, Pável Calado, Wolfgang Nejdl
2006 Proceedings of the 15th international conference on World Wide Web - WWW '06  
In the same time, the growth of the web has also inherently generated several navigational hyperlink structures which have a negative impact on the importance measures employed by current search engines  ...  Our experiments with the link database of the TodoBR search engine show a very strong increase in the quality of the output rankings after having applied our techniques.  ...  These different queries evaluate the impact of our noise removal algorithms when searching for some given topics.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1135777.1135793 dblp:conf/www/CarvalhoCMCN06 fatcat:cbfnh2zv2va53lpqo3zxi2mm3q

The Impact of Noise in Web Genre Identification [chapter]

Dimitrios Pritsos, Efstathios Stamatatos
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this work we study the impact of noise on automated genre identification within an open-set classification framework.  ...  Genre detection of web documents fits an open-set classification task. The web documents not belonging to any predefined genre or where multiple genres co-exist is considered as noise.  ...  Conclusion In this paper we focused on the impact of noise in WGI.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24027-5_27 fatcat:o4m6jyhvlrdgtfoxyl2gstb3eq

Introduction to the Special Issue on Intelligence on Scalable computing for Recent Applications

Vijaya P, Binu D
2020 Scalable Computing : Practice and Experience  
At first, the hierarchical tree is framed, which produces different categories of the searching queries (different web pages).  ...  Lexicons are built for the identification of noise, positive and negative reviews.The final paper is "Forecasting the Impact of Social Media Advertising among College Students using Higher Order Statistical  ...  At first, the hierarchical tree is framed, which produces different categories of the searching queries (different web pages).  ... 
doi:10.12694/scpe.v21i2.1581 fatcat:5ynzph7uyjektl2xv4ddkq5h2y

Evaluating Adversarial Interfaces: An Automated Approach

Ryan Tate, Gregory Conti, Alexander Farmer, Edward Sobiesk
2016 IEEE technology & society magazine  
Acknowledgment The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Military Academy, the Army Cyber Institute, the Department  ...  of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.  ...  A carefully designed rubric with many user evaluations may mitigate subjectivity. Luminance and Contrast Ratio Hue, brightness, and contrast play a role in the impact of noise.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mts.2016.2518249 fatcat:dy3nnt4dfzhi3dv2kposrwaofu

Selecting Indicators to Monitor and Assess Environmental Health in a Portuguese Urban Setting: A Participatory Approach

Marta Salgado, Ana C. L. Vieira, Anália Torres, Mónica D. Oliveira
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The use of suitable indicators to monitor and assess EH is fundamental in informing evidence-based interventions at the local level.  ...  A participatory approach to selecting indicators to inform the monitoring and assessment of EH in Lisbon is herein considered.  ...  The period covered in the search was from 2008 to 2018 and searches were performed in PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus and SciELO Portugal databases.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17228597 pmid:33228088 pmcid:PMC7699361 fatcat:pjhakdmcozebddhcdvutpdbmaq

Fingerprinting Search Keywords over HTTPS at Scale [article]

Junhua Yan, Hasan Faik Alan, Jasleen Kaur
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, we consider the problem of keyword fingerprinting of HTTPS traffic -- we study the impact of several factors, including client platform diversity, choice of search engine, feature sets as  ...  The possibility of fingerprinting the search keywords issued by a user on popular web search engines is a significant threat to user privacy.  ...  impact of time gap between training and test samples, in closed-world evaluations with the homepage searching mode (Chrome browser).  ... 
arXiv:2008.08161v1 fatcat:z7r4dpknkvafzni5km7bkmspz4

Learning deep visual object models from noisy web data: How to make it work

Nizar Massouh, Francesca Babiloni, Tatiana Tommasi, Jay Young, Nick Hawes, Barbara Caputo
2017 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)  
noise, that clearly identifies GoogLeNet as a suitable architecture for learning from Web data; (2) a recipe for the creation of Web datasets with minimal noise and maximum visual variability, based on  ...  Recent work has begun to investigate how to use the massive amount of images available on the Web in place of manual image annotations.  ...  The automatic creation of image databases by mining the Web has been researched in the computer vision community.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2017.8206444 dblp:conf/iros/MassouhBTYHC17 fatcat:y6576ivljreuzh2fetiouqkft4

Harvesting social knowledge from folksonomies

Harris Wu, Mohammad Zubair, Kurt Maly
2006 Proceedings of the seventeenth conference on Hypertext and hypermedia - HYPERTEXT '06  
Collaborative tagging systems, or folksonomies, have the potential of becoming technological infrastructure to support knowledge management activities in an organization or a society.  ...  Design prototypes, evaluation methodology and selected preliminary results are presented.  ...  We use test websites to evaluate selective modules of our design solutions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1149941.1149962 dblp:conf/ht/WuZM06 fatcat:nljobepoczgkxfjqnrine5hz5y

Dealing with web data

Junghoo Cho, Hector Garcia-Molina
2010 Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment  
et al. in WWW 2005 -Study of exponential growth of graph connectivity within "blog" pages • Complete paradigm shift in how Web is used • Web as library vs Web as community -Twitter, Facebook, blogs, …  ...  to inform Web crawlers of the URLs on the site and their modification date -Help crawlers discover pages to download and update -Based on our work on "Crawler-Friendly Web Servers" in 2000 PAWS  ...  Thank You • We have done great work to build and support the constantly expanding Web and the users • Many interesting challenges ahead • Careful evaluation of our review process seem necessary -Support  ... 
doi:10.14778/1920841.1920846 fatcat:ibbd7goq6vdz5cuahbiteb75pe

Digital health information seeking of migrant populations – a scoping review

J Dratva, A Zysset
2020 European Journal of Public Health  
Methods In January 2020 we conducted a literature search (Web of Science, MEDLINE, CINAHL) using terms and synonyms for migrants, health, digital media and information seeking, limited to publications  ...  Use of digital technologies is very frequent in most migrant populations. Impact of digital health information vs. traditional information was seldom investigated.  ...  Conclusions: Over the last decade, progress has been made in evaluating the economic burden of air pollution.  ... 
doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckaa165.083 fatcat:tkhircqzcrbm3hjkdv74527psu

Exploiting Wikipedia API for Hindi-english Cross-language Information Retrieval

Vijay Kumar Sharma, Namita Mittal
2016 Procedia Computer Science  
The rapidly increasing demographics of the internet population and the abundance of multilingual content on the web increased the communication in multiple languages.  ...  In this paper, we proposed a Wikipedia API based query translation approach. Queries are tokenized and multi-words query terms are created using N-gram technique.  ...  Merged N-gram is searched in online Wikipedia knowledge base and extract the titles of all wikipedia article in the source language.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2016.06.094 fatcat:n6ojd2ubvra3hh4nia6u5ezjhm

Sensor, Signal, and Imaging Informatics

W. Hsu, S. Park, Charles Kahn
2017 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics  
Methods: We conducted an extensive search using PubMed® and Web of Science® to identify the scientific contributions published in 2016 that addressed sensors, signals, and imaging in medical informatics  ...  The papers selected here offer a small glimpse of the high-quality scientific work published in 2016 in the domain of sensor, signal, and imaging informatics.  ...  We thank the reviewers for participating in the selection process.  ... 
doi:10.1055/s-0037-1606491 fatcat:oopaffel2nbklprgcc72febsne

Leveraging web resources for keyword assignment to short text documents [article]

Ayush Singhal, Ravindra Kasturi, Ankit Sharma, Jaideep Srivastava
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Especially with the web corpus deluged with digital documents, automation of this task is of prime importance.  ...  The performance of the proposed approach is tested on real world corpus consisting of scholarly documents with text content ranging from only the text in the title of the document (5-10 words) to the summary  ...  Experiment 3 The aim of the experiment is to quantitatively evaluate the impact of the web-context in improving the performance of keyword extraction techniques.  ... 
arXiv:1706.05985v1 fatcat:mnfxumshgbgcxkg6nwwhjo4gjy
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