The Empirical Impact of the Nature of Novelty Detection

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Abstract

Novelty detection systems aim at reducing redundant documents or sentences from a list of documents chronologically ordered. In the task, sentences appearing later in the list with no new meanings are eliminated. In an accompanying paper, the nature of novelty detection was revealed – Novelty as a combination of the PO (partial overlap) and CO (complete overlap) relations, which can be treated as two classification tasks; theoretical impacts were given. This paper provides what the nature of the task mean empirically. One new method – selected pool – implementing the nature of the task gained improvements on TREC Novelty datasets. New evaluation criteria are given, which are natural from the viewpoint of the nature of novelty detection.