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Title: A Context-Adaptive Ranking Model for Effective Information Retrieval System
Authors: Agbele, Kehinde K.
Ayetiran, Eniafe
Babalola, Olusola
Keywords: Context-awareness
Information retrieval
DROPT technique
Information relevance
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: International Journal of Information Science
Citation: Agbele, K., Ayetiran, E., & Babalola, O. (2018). A Context-Adaptive Ranking Model for Effective Information Retrieval System. International Journal of Information Science, 8(1), 1-12.
Abstract: Abstract When using Information Retrieval (IR) systems, users often present search queries made of ad-hoc keywords. It is then up to information retrieval systems (IRS) to obtain a precise representation of user’s information need, and the context of the information. Context-aware ranking techniques have been constantly used over the past years to improve user interaction in their search activities for improved relevance of retrieved documents. Though, there have been major advances in context-adaptive systems, there is still a lack of technique that models and implements context-adaptive application. The paper addresses this problem using DROPT technique. The DROPT technique ranks individual user information needs according to relevance weights. Our proposed predictive document ranking model is computed as measures of individual user search in their domain of knowledge. The context of a query determines retrieved information relevance. Thus, relevant context aspects should be incorporated in a way that supports the knowledge domain representing users’ interests. We demonstrate the ranking task using metric measures and ANOVA, and argue that it can help an IRS adapted to a user's interaction behaviour, using context to improve the IR effectiveness.
URI: 10.5923/j.ijis.20180801.01
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