A bayesian learning approach to promoting diversity in ranking for biomedical information retrieval

Xiangji Huang, Qinmin Hu
2009 Proceedings of the 32nd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '09  
In this paper, we propose a Bayesian learning approach to promoting diversity for information retrieval in biomedicine and a re-ranking model to improve retrieval performance in the biomedical domain. First, the re-ranking model computes the maximum posterior probability of the hidden property corresponding to each retrieved passage. Then it iteratively groups the passages into subsets according to their properties. Finally, these passages are re-ranked from the subsets as our output. There is
more » ... o need for our proposed method to use any external biomedical resource. We evaluate our Bayesian learning approach by conducting extensive experiments on the TREC 2004-2007 Genomics data sets. The experimental results show the effectiveness of the proposed Bayesian learning approach for promoting diversity in ranking for biomedical information retrieval on four years TREC data sets.
doi:10.1145/1571941.1571995 dblp:conf/sigir/HuangH09 fatcat:hviqlvzdxnct7ialzoug26yjnq