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 - Sept 2012
    Event23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 3 Sept 20126 Sept 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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