FUZZY ANP - A Analytical Network Model for Result Merging for Metasearch using Fuzzy Linguistic Quantifiers

Arijit De, Elizabeth Diaz

Abstract

Search Engines are tools for searching the World Wide Web or any other large data collection. Search engines typically accept a user query and returns a list of relevant documents. These documents are generally returned as a result list for the user to see. A metasearch engine is a tool that allows an information seeker to search information on the world wide web through multiple search engines. A key function of a metasearch engine is to aggregate search results returned by many search engines. Result aggregation is an important task for a metasearch engine. In this paper we propose a model for result aggregation for metasearch, Fuzzy ANP, that employs fuzzy linguistic quantifier guided approach to result merging using Saty's Analytical Network Process. We compare our model to two existing result merging models, the Borda Fuse model and the OWA model for metasearch. Our results show that our model outperforms the OWA model and Borda-Fuse model significantly.

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De A. and Diaz E. (2010). FUZZY ANP - A Analytical Network Model for Result Merging for Metasearch using Fuzzy Linguistic Quantifiers . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Fuzzy Computation and 2nd International Conference on Neural Computation - Volume 1: ICFC, (IJCCI 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-32-4, pages 73-78. DOI: 10.5220/0003059400730078


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@conference{icfc10,
author={Arijit De and Elizabeth Diaz},
title={FUZZY ANP - A Analytical Network Model for Result Merging for Metasearch using Fuzzy Linguistic Quantifiers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Fuzzy Computation and 2nd International Conference on Neural Computation - Volume 1: ICFC, (IJCCI 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={73-78},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003059400730078},
isbn={978-989-8425-32-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fuzzy Computation and 2nd International Conference on Neural Computation - Volume 1: ICFC, (IJCCI 2010)
TI - FUZZY ANP - A Analytical Network Model for Result Merging for Metasearch using Fuzzy Linguistic Quantifiers
SN - 978-989-8425-32-4
AU - De A.
AU - Diaz E.
PY - 2010
SP - 73
EP - 78
DO - 10.5220/0003059400730078