Ambiguous queries: test collections need more sense

@inproceedings{Sanderson2008AmbiguousQT,
  title={Ambiguous queries: test collections need more sense},
  author={Mark Sanderson},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={2008}
}
Although there are many papers examining ambiguity in Information Retrieval, this paper shows that there is a whole class of ambiguous word that past research has barely explored. It is shown that the class is more ambiguous than other word types and is commonly used in queries. The lack of test collections containing ambiguous queries is highlighted and a method for creating collections from existing resources is described. Tests using the new collection show the impact of query ambiguity on… CONTINUE READING
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