A model for a SOft Fusion of Information Accesses on the web

In this paper, the de+nition of a Meta search engine model named SOFIA (SOft Fusion of Information Access) is proposed that applies a soft and -exible fusion of the ranked lists of documents retrieved by distinct search engines available over the Internet. The peculiarity of the fusion is that the +nal rank is not determined by a linear combination of the… CONTINUE READING