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FXPAL Paper on Exploratory Search

September 22, 2011

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I read a paper from FXPAL on a new framework and system of exploratory search. It’s been months since I read it, yet I want make a connection with my recent work here. They characterize exploratory search as follows:  Exploratory search is often characterized by an evolving information need and the likelihood that the information […]

Issues on TREC Session Track

December 14, 2010

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William Webber’s post on TREC Session Track got me thinking about what it means to evaluate a user’s session, or an interactive IR system in general. TREC Session track aims at extending the horizon of evaluation beyond the single query-response interaction, whose potential benefit is described in the following excerpt from the track overview paper: […]