Exploring Folksonomy Structure for Personalizing the Result Merging Process in Distributed Information Retrieval

  • Zakaria Saoud
  • Samir Kechid
  • Radia Amrouni
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8891)


In this paper we present a new personalized approach that integrates a social profile in distributed search system. The proposed approach exploits the social profile and the different relations between social entities to : (i) make a query expansion, (ii) personalize and improve the result merging process in distributed information retrieval.


Information Retrieval Query Expansion Personalization Approach Merging Process Social Bookmark 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zakaria Saoud
    • 1
  • Samir Kechid
    • 1
  • Radia Amrouni
    • 1
  1. 1.LRIA, Computer Science DepartmentUSTHBAlgiersAlgeria

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