Incremental Relevance Feedback for Information Filtering.

James Allan: Incremental Relevance Feedback for Information Filtering. SIGIR 1996: 270-278
  author    = {James Allan},
  title     = {Incremental Relevance Feedback for Information Filtering},
  booktitle = {SIGIR},
  year      = {1996},
  pages     = {270-278},
  ee        = {db/conf/sigir/Allan96.html},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


We use data from the TREC routing experiments to explore how relevance feedback can be applied incrementally - using a few judged documents each time - to achieve results that are as good as if the feedback occurred in one pass. We show that relatively few judgments are needed to get high-quality results. We also demonstrate methods that reduce the amount of information archived from past judged documents without adversely affecting effectiveness. A novel simulation shows that such techniques are useful for handling long-standing queries with drifting notions of relevance.

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