Bayesian Information Retrieval : Preliminary Evaluation

  title={Bayesian Information Retrieval : Preliminary Evaluation},
  author={Michelle Keim},
Given a database of documents and a user's query, how can we locate those documents that meet the user's information needs? Because there is no precise deenition of which documents in the database match the user's query, uncertainty is inherent in the information retrieval process. Therefore, probability theory is a natural tool for formalizing the retrieval task. In this paper, we propose a Bayesian approach to one of the conventional probabilistic information retrieval models. We discuss the… CONTINUE READING