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Allowing Users to Weightsearch Terms

By Ronald Fagin and Yoelle S. Maarek


Information retrieval systems typically weight the importance of search terms according to document and collection statistics (suchasby using tf \Theta idf scores, where less common terms are given higher weight). We consider here the scenario where a user can express her own subjective weighting of the importance of the terms that form the query on top of the system generated weighting, and show how this should modify the relevance scores of documents. This has bee

Year: 2000
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