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Statistical problems in the application of probabilistic models to information retrieval

Robertson, S. E.

Statistical problems in the application of probabilistic models to information retrieval

by Robertson, S. E.

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Published by Centre for Information Science, City University in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementS.E. Robertson, J.D. Bovey.
SeriesBLRDR ;, 5739, British Library research & development reports ;, rept. no. 5739.
ContributionsBovey, J. D.
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LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 2502, no. 5739 (Z)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationiv, 52 p.
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2568866M
LC Control Number85111450

Introduction. The history of probabilistic models of thought is, in a sense, as old as probability theory itself. Probability theory has always had a dual aspect, serving both as a normative theory for ‘correct’ reasoning about chance events, but also as a descriptive theory of how people reason about uncertainty – as providing an analysis, for example, of the mental processes of an Cited by: Information retrieval (IR) is the activity of obtaining information system resources that are relevant to an information need from a collection of those resources. Searches can be based on full-text or other content-based indexing. Information retrieval is the science of searching for information in a document, searching for documents themselves, and also searching for the metadata that.

Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes (1e, 1e solns) Blitzstein and Hwang. Introduction to Probability. Bertsekas and Tsitsiklis. Introduction to Probability (2e, 1e) - Goes with MIT OCW course / "Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability". Further. Ross, Introduction to Probability Models. The Garland Science website is no longer available to access and you have been automatically redirected to INSTRUCTORS. All instructor resources (*see Exceptions) are now available on our Instructor instructor credentials will not grant access to the Hub, but existing and new users may request access student resources previously .

Graphical models have become a focus of research in many statisti-cal, computational and mathematical fields, including bioinformatics, communication theory, statistical physics, combinatorial optimiza-tion, signal and image processing, information retrieval and statistical machine learning. Many problems that arise in specific instances —. The book by Ziemer, concentrates on probability and its applications in electrical engineering, rather than on statistics. The book by Ross, takes a more rigorous approach to probability and statistics. The book by Draper and Smith, is recommended for regression, both simple and multiple. A more up-to-date reference, and an excellent source of.


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Probability theory provides a principled foundation for such reasoning under uncertainty. This chapter provides one answer as to how to exploit this foundation to estimate how likely it is that a document is relevant to an information need. There is more than one possible retrieval model which has a probabilistic basis.

There is more than one possible retrieval model which has a probabilistic basis. Here, we will introduce probability theory and the Probability Rank-ing Principle (Sections –), and then concentrate on the Binary Inde-pendence Model (Section ), which is the original and still most influential probabilistic retrieval Size: KB.

The book also offers practitioners an informative introduction to a set of practically useful language models that can effectively solve a variety of retrieval problems. No prior knowledge about information retrieval is required, but some basic knowledge about probability and statistics would be useful for fully digesting all the by: Probabilistic Models in Information Retrieval Norbert Fuhr Abstract In this paper, an introduction and survey over probabilistic information retrieval (IR) is given.

First, the basic concepts of this approach are described: the probability ranking principle shows that optimum retrieval quality can be achieved under certain assumptions; a concep. Carterette B Statistical Significance Testing in Information Retrieval Proceedings of the International Conference on The Theory of Information Retrieval, () Dayan A, Mokryn O and Kuflik T A Two-Iteration Clustering Method to Reveal Unique and Hidden Characteristics of Items Based on Text Reviews Proceedings of the 24th International.

Cooper, W.S.: Some inconsistencies and misnomers in probabilistic information retrieval. In: Proceedings SIGIRpp. 57– J.D.: Statistical problems in the application of probabilistic models to information retrieval.

() Score Distributions in Information Retrieval. In: Azzopardi L. et al. (eds) Advances in Information Cited by: Probabilistic Models of Information Retrieval † of documents compared with the rest of the collection. In the elite set a word occurs to a relatively greater extent than in all other documents.

The goal of an information retrieval (IR) system is to rank documents optimally given a query so that relevant documents would be ranked above nonrelevant ones. In order to achieve this goal, the system must be able to score documents so that a relevant document would ideally have a higher score than a nonrelevant one.

statistical language models for information retrieval so that a reader can easily digest the literature and see the frontier of research in this area. Emphasis has been put on covering the underlying principles of all the models,empirically effective language models,and language models developed for non-traditional retrieval tasks.

Abstract. The ability to cheaply train text classifiers is critical to their use in information retrieval, content analysis, natural language processing, and other tasks involving data which is partly or fully textual.

An algorithm for sequential sampling during machine learning of statistical classifiers was developed and tested on Cited by: The vector space and probabilistic models are the two major examples of the statistical retrieval approach. Both models use statistical information in the form of term frequencies to determine the relevance of documents with respect to a query.

Although. Retrieval Models Retrieval Models I: Boolean, VSM, BIRM and BM25Building on the probabilistic model: Okapi weighting Okapi system is based on the probabilistic model BIRM does not perform as well as the vector space model does not use term frequency (tf) and document length (dl) hurt performance on long documents What Okapi does: add a tf.

the information retrieval research community. While the majority of commercial sys-tems have used Boolean query languages, those interested in formal models of retrieval have probably published more on the probabilistic and vector models of retrieval than on Boolean retrieval.

The models of probabilistic retrieval provide searchers with aFile Size: KB. Probabilistic Information Retrieval 1. Inception Probabilistic Approach to IR Data Basic Probability Theory Probability Ranking Principle Extension A Probabilistic model of Information Retrieval Harsh Thakkar DA-IICT, Gandhinagar PhD Comprehensive presentation Part 1: Probabilistic Information Retrieval 1 / 59 2.

In this paper we present a theoretical model for understanding the performance ofLatent Semantic Indexing (LSI) search and retrieval applications. Many models. The paper combines a comprehensive account of the probabilistic model of retrieval with new systematic experiments on TREC Programme material.

It presents the model from its foundations through its logical development to cover more aspects of retrieval data and a wider range of system functions. Each step in the argument is matched by comparative retrieval [ ]Cited by: These models have been shown to produce interpretable summarization of documents in the form of topics.

In this book, we describe how the statistical topic modeling framework can be used for information retrieval tasks and for the integration of background Author: Chaitanya Chemudugunta. Critical to all search engines is the problem of designing an effective retrieval model that can rank documents accurately for a given query.

This has been a central research problem in information retrieval for several by: IR was one of the first and remains one of the most important problems in the domain of natural language processing (NLP). Web search is the application of information retrieval techniques to the largest corpus of text anywhere -- the web -- and it is the area in which most people interact with IR systems most frequently.

In the information retrieval (IR) research community, it is commonly accepted that independence assumptions in probabilistic IR models are inaccurate. The need for modeling term dependencies has. and traditional probabilistic IR approaches. Applications of LM to various retrieval tasks are discussed in section 5.

The review concludes in section 6 with some observations regarding future research directions. 2. Language models for IR A statistical language model is a probability2 distribution over all possible sentences or.TREC reveals just a few of the IR problems where better statistical insight is crucial.

Others include dealing with time-varying streams of documents (and time-varying user needs), drawing conclusions from databases that mix text and formatted data, and choosing what information sources .Contextual retrieval is a critical technique for facilitating many important applications such as mobile search, personalized search, PC troubleshooting, etc.

Despite of its importance, there is no comprehensive retrieval model to describe the contextual retrieval process. We observed that incompatible context, noisy context and incomplete query are several important issues commonly Cited by: