An Analysis of Ranking Principles and Retrieval Strategies [chapter]

Guido Zuccon, Leif Azzopardi, C. J. Keith Van Rijsbergen
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The assumptions underlying the Probability Ranking Principle (PRP) have led to a number of alternative approaches that cater or compensate for the PRP's limitations. All alternatives deviate from the PRP by incorporating dependencies. This results in a re-ranking that promotes or demotes documents depending upon their relationship with the documents that have been already ranked. In this paper, we compare and contrast the behaviour of state-of-the-art ranking strategies and principles. To do
more » ... we tease out analytical relationships between the ranking approaches and we investigate the document kinematics to visualise the effects of the different approaches on document ranking.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23318-0_15 fatcat:dj5qkn42trh4fehxmd27fgazmi