What the user does not want?: query reformulation through term inclusion-exclusion

@inproceedings{Pramanik2015WhatTU,
  title={What the user does not want?: query reformulation through term inclusion-exclusion},
  author={Rahul Pramanik and Sukomal Pal and Manajit Chakraborty},
  booktitle={CODS},
  year={2015}
}
In information retrieval, keyword-based queries often fail to capture actual information need, especially when the need is very specific and particular. Using natural language, however, a user can clearly tell what she wants (positive part) and what she does not (negative parts). We propose techniques for automatic removal of negative parts and query augmentation with judicious term inclusion-exclusion from negative parts. Experiments conducted on standard datasets like TREC, ROBUST, WT10G… CONTINUE READING

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