Toward a Broader Logical Model for Information Retrieval

  • Jian-Yun Nie
  • Francois Lepage
Part of the The Kluwer International Series on Information Retrieval book series (INRE, volume 4)


The ultimate goal of Information Retrieval (IR) is to retrieve all and only the relevant documents for a user’s information need. Consequently a good IR model is the one which gives each document a relevance estimation as close as possible to the user’s own relevance judgement. The crucial problem in IR modelling is to correctly capture the notion of relevance within a computational model.


Information Retrieval Situation Model Relevance Feedback Belief Revision Knowledge State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian-Yun Nie
    • 1
  • Francois Lepage
    • 2
  1. 1.Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Département de philosophieUniversité de MontréalMontrealCanada

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