The Impact of Modes of Mediation on the Web Retrieval Process

Mandeep Kaur Pannu, Rachid Anane, Anne James

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This paper is concerned with the investigation of mediation between users and Web search engines and the impact of different modes of mediation on the Web search effectiveness. This involves the integration of explicit, implicit and hybrid modes of mediation within a content-based framework, facilitated by the adoption of the Vector Space Model. The work is supported by an experimental evaluation of the impact of different mediation modes on documents retrieval process in terms of recall and precision. The results of the experiments indicate that the mediation framework improves the quality of the retrieval process, and that the difference in the quality of the results is statistically significant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabase and Expert Systems Applications 23rd International Conference, DEXA 2012, Vienna, Austria, September 3-6, 2012, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsStephen W. Liddle, Klaus-Dieter Schewe, A. Min Tjoa, Xiaofang Zhou
Place of PublicationVienna
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-32600-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Event23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 Sep 20126 Sep 2012
Conference number: 23rd

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Abbreviated titleDEXA 2012

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  • User profiling,
  • Personalisation
  • Implicit profile
  • Explicit profile
  • content-based


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