Morgan Harvey

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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)
In this paper we present a longitudinal, naturalistic study of email behavior (n=47) and describe our efforts at isolating re-finding behavior in the logs through various qualitative and quantitative analyses. The presented work underlines the methodological challenges faced with this kind of research, but demonstrates that it is possible to isolate(More)
We investigate the utility of topic models for the task of personalizing search results based on information present in a large query log. We define generative models that take both the user and the clicked document into account when estimating the probability of query terms. These models can then be used to rank documents by their likelihood given a(More)
Collaborative filtering systems based on ratings make it easier for users to find content of interest on the Web and as such they constitute an area of much research. In this paper we first present a Bayesian latent variable model for rating prediction that models ratings over each user's latent interests and also each item's latent topics. We describe a(More)
Social tagging systems have recently become very popular as a method of categorising information online and have been used to annotate a wide range of different resources. In such systems users are free to choose whatever keywords or "tags" they wish to annotate each resource, resulting in a highly personalised, unrestricted vocabulary. While this freedom(More)
Distributed events are collections of single events taking place within a small geographical area at approximately the same time, normally related to one given topic e.g. music, film, arts etc. There are usually a large number of events on offer and the times in which they can be visited are heavily constrained. Therefore the information seeking task of(More)
Despite Email being the most popular communication medium currently in use and that people have been shown to regularly re-use messages, very little is known about how people actually search within email clients. In this paper we present a detailed analysis of email search behaviour obtained from a study of 47 users. We uncover a number of behavioral(More)
Social tagging systems provide methods for users to categorise resources using their own choice of keywords (or “tags”) without being bound to a restrictive set of predefined terms. Such systems typically provide simple tag recommendations to increase the number of tags assigned to resources. In this paper we extend the latent Dirichlet allocation topic(More)
The queries submitted by users to search engines often poorly describe their information needs and represent a potential bottleneck in the system. In this paper we investigate to what extent it is possible to aid users in learning how to formulate better queries by providing examples of high-quality queries interactively during a number of search sessions.(More)
Poor nutrition is fast becoming one of the major causes of ill-health and death in the western world. It is caused by a variety of factors including lack of nutritional understanding leading to poor choices being made when selecting which dishes to cook and eat. We wish to build systems which can recommend nutritious meal plans to users, however a crucial(More)