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ICEBERG: Exploiting Context in Information Brokering Agents

  • Catholijn M. Jonker
  • Arjen Vollebregt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1860)

Abstract

The research reported in this paper has both a scientific and a commercial aim. The scientific interest is to explore the use of contexts in order to improve the quality of information brokering. In this paper it is shown that contexts in information brokering can be exploited to enable four directions of query reformulation: up and down (standard query expansion) and sideway reformulations of the user request that can even involve going from one context to another.

Keywords

Information Retrieval Semantic Network User Request Query Expansion Information Provider 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catholijn M. Jonker
    • 1
  • Arjen Vollebregt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.KPN ResearchLeidschendamThe Netherlands

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