REUSING PAST QUERIES TO FACILITATE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Gilles Hubert, Josiane Mothe

Abstract

This paper introduces a new approach of query reuse in order to help the user to retrieve relevant information. Past search experiences are a source of information that can be useful for a user trying to find information answering his information need. For example, a user searching about a new subject can benefit from past search experiences carried out by previous users about the same subject. The approach presented in this paper is based on collecting the different search attempts submitted to a search engine by a user trying to fulfil an information need. This approach takes mainly advantage of implicit links that exist between the different search attempts that try to satisfy a single information need. Search experiences are modelled according to the concepts defined in the domain of version management. This modelling provides multiple possibilities to reuse past experiences notably to recommend terms for query reformulation or documents judged relevant by other users.

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Hubert G. and Mothe J. (2007). REUSING PAST QUERIES TO FACILITATE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-07-4, pages 166-171. DOI: 10.5220/0001340401660171


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@conference{icsoft07,
author={Gilles Hubert and Josiane Mothe},
title={REUSING PAST QUERIES TO FACILITATE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,},
year={2007},
pages={166-171},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001340401660171},
isbn={978-989-8111-07-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,
TI - REUSING PAST QUERIES TO FACILITATE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
SN - 978-989-8111-07-4
AU - Hubert G.
AU - Mothe J.
PY - 2007
SP - 166
EP - 171
DO - 10.5220/0001340401660171