Evaluation of Result Merging Strategies for Metasearch Engines

@inproceedings{Lu2005EvaluationOR,
  title={Evaluation of Result Merging Strategies for Metasearch Engines},
  author={Yiyao Lu and Weiyi Meng and Liangcai Shu and Clement T. Yu and King-Lup Liu},
  booktitle={WISE},
  year={2005}
}
Result merging is a key component in a metasearch engine. Once the results from various search engines are collected, the metasearch system merges them into a single ranked list. The effectiveness of a metasearch engine is closely related to the result merging algorithm it employs. In this paper, we investigate a variety of resulting merging algorithms based on a wide range of available information about the retrieved results, from their local ranks, their titles and snippets, to the full… Expand
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