Fabio Crestani

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This paper proposes an adptive approach for data fusion of information retrieval systems, which exploits estimated performances of all component input systems without relevance judgement or training. The estimation is conducted prior to the fusion but uses the same data as fusion applies. The experiment shows that our algorithms are competitive with, and(More)
In this paper we present some new methods of ranking information retrieval systems without relevance judgement. The common ground of these methods is using a measure we called reference count. An extensive experimentation was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methods using various different standards Information Retrieval evaluation(More)
Reverse engineering is an active area of research concerned with discovering techniques and providing tools that support the understanding of software systems. All the techniques that were proposed until now study individual systems in isolation. However, software systems are seldom developed in isolation. Instead, many times, they are developed together(More)
Ad hoc wireless multi-hop networks (AHWMNs) are communication networks that consist entirely of wireless nodes, placed together in an ad hoc manner, i.e. with minimal prior planning. All nodes have routing capabilities, and forward data packets for other nodes in multi-hop fashion. Nodes can enter or leave the network at any time, and may be mobile, so that(More)
This article surveys probablistic approaches to modeling information retrieval. The basic concepts of probabilistic approaches to information retrieval are outlined and the principles and assumptions upon which the approaches are based are presented. The various models proposed in the development of IR are described, classified, and compared using a common(More)
Personalisation is an important area in the field of IR that attempts to adapt ranking algorithms so that the results returned are tuned towards the searcher's interests. In this work we use query logs to build personalised ranking models in which user profiles are constructed based on the representation of clicked documents over a topic space. Instead of(More)