Personalized search support for networked document retrieval using link inference

  • F. C. Berger
  • P. van Bommel
Information Retrieval 1
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1134)


Constructing a query consisting of a set of terms or descriptors is often an iterative process. To the user, the starting query and the final result could be strongly related. These two queries could even be worthy of a link between them. This paper presents a method for deciding when a link between two descriptors is justified. The decision hinges on the way in which the user has moved from one to the other. In order to allow for users with different levels of experience and different backgrounds, we introduce a number of parameters with which the inference process can be controlled.


Search Process Activation Count Search Action Search Path Document Retrieval 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. C. Berger
    • 1
  • P. van Bommel
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing Science InstituteUniversity of NijmegenED NijmegenThe Netherlands

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