A User-Centered Approach for Information Retrieval

A User-Centered Approach for Information Retrieval

Antonio Picariello (Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-144-5.ch009


Information retrieval can take great advantages and improvements considering users’ feedbacks. Therefore, the user dimension is a relevant component that must be taken into account while planning and implementing real information retrieval systems. In this chapter, we first describe several concepts related to relevance feedback methods, and then propose a novel information retrieval technique which uses the relevance feedback concepts in order to improve accuracy in an ontology-based system. In particular, we combine the Semantic information from a general knowledge base with statistical information using relevance feedback. Several experiments and results are presented using a test set constituted of Web pages.

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