Ben Johnson-Laird

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Collection fusion is a data fusion problem in which the results of retrieval runs on separate, autonomous document collections must be merged to produce a single, effective result. This paper explores two collection fusion techniques that learn the rmrnber of documents to retrieve from each collection using only the ranked lists of documents returned in(More)
In this paper we describe an Information Retrieval problem called collection fusion. The collection fusion problem is to maximize the number of relevant natural language documents retrieved given: a natural language query, multiple collections of documents, and a fixed total number of documents to retrieve. We describe two algorithms that use past queries(More)
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