Result merging methods in distributed information retrieval with overlapping databases

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In distributed information retrieval systems, document overlaps occur frequently among different component databases. This paper presents an experimental investigation and evaluation of a group of result merging methods including the shadow document method and the multi-evidence method in the environment of overlapping databases. We assume, with the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10791-007-9023-y

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