How good is a span of terms?: exploiting proximity to improve web retrieval

@inproceedings{Svore2010HowGI,
  title={How good is a span of terms?: exploiting proximity to improve web retrieval},
  author={Krysta Marie Svore and Pallika H. Kanani and Nazan Khan},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={2010}
}
Ranking search results is a fundamental problem in information retrieval. In this paper we explore whether the use of proximity and phrase information can improve web retrieval accuracy. We build on existing research by incorporating novel ranking features based on flexible proximity terms with recent state-of-the-art machine learning ranking models. We introduce a method of determining the goodness of a set of proximity terms that takes advantage of the structured nature of web documents… CONTINUE READING
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