Sudip Datta

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Verbose web queries are often descriptive in nature where a term based search engine is unable to distinguish between the essential and noisy words, which can result in a drift from the user intent. We present a randomized query reduction technique that builds on an earlier learning to rank based approach. The proposed technique randomly picks only a small(More)
This was our maiden attempt at Million Query track, TREC 2009. We submitted three runs for ad-hoc retrieval task in Million Query track. We explored ad-hoc retrieval of web pages using Hadoop—a distributed infrastructure. To enhance recall, we expanded the queries using WordNet and also by combining the query with all possible subsets of tokens present in(More)
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