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Effectiveness of State-of-the-art Features for Microblog Search

Damak, Firas and Pinel-Sauvagnat, Karen and Cabanac, Guillaume and Boughanem, Mohand Effectiveness of State-of-the-art Features for Microblog Search. (2013) In: 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - SAC 2013, 18 March 2013 - 22 March 2013 (Coimbra, Portugal).

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Official URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2480362&CFID=479850021&CFTOKEN=72110914


We investigate in this paper information retrieval in microblogs exploiting different state-of-the-art features. Microbloggers, besides posting microblogs, search for fresh and relevant information related to their interests, by submitting a query to a microblog search engine. The majority of approaches that collect information from microblogs exploit features such as the recency of the microblog, the authority of his/her author. . . to improve the quality of their results. In this paper, we evaluated some of the state-of-the-art features to determine those that discriminate relevant from irrelevant microblogs given an information need. Then, we used the selected features to learn models to determine their effectiveness in a microblog search task. We conducted a series of experiments using the dataset and topics of the TREC Microblog 2011 and 2012 tracks. Results show that content, hypertextuality, and recency are the best predictors of relevance. We also found that Naive Bayes was the most effective learning approach for this type of classification.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-04084586
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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