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# A Survey and Empirical Comparison of Object Ranking Methods

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## Abstract

Ordered lists of objects are widely used as representational forms. Such ordered objects include Web search results or bestseller lists. In spite of their importance, methods of processing orders have received little attention. However, research concerning orders has recently become common; in particular, researchers have developed various methods for the task of *Object Ranking* to acquire functions for object sorting from example orders. Here, we give a unified view of these methods and compare their merits and demerits.

## Keywords

Ranking Function Weak Learner Ranking Feature Object Pair Sample Order## Notes

### Acknowledgements

A part of this work is supported by the grant-in-aid 14658106 and 16700157 of the Japan society for the promotion of science. Thanks are due to the Mainichi Newspapers for permission to use the articles.

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