Optimal Strategies for Reviewing Search Results

@inproceedings{Huang2010OptimalSF,
  title={Optimal Strategies for Reviewing Search Results},
  author={Jeff Huang and Anna Kazeykina},
  booktitle={AAAI},
  year={2010}
}
Web search engines respond to a query by returning more results than can be reasonably reviewed. These results typically include the title, link, and snippet of content from the target link. Each result has the potential to be useful or useless and thus reviewing it has a cost and potential benefit. This paper studies the behavior of a rational agent in this setting, whose objective is to maximize the probability of finding a satisfying result while minimizing cost. We propose two similar… CONTINUE READING

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