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      Context Features and their use in Information Retrieval

      Third BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2009) (FDIA)

      Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology

      1 September 2009

      Information Retrieval, Context Features, Context Uses

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          The context in which a search takes place affects the Information Retrieval (IR) process. It affects the searcher’s interaction with the IR system, his expectations and his decisions about the documents he retrieves. Therefore, knowing more about what features are important in a searcher’s context and what they are used for, can help design more useful and successful IR systems. This paper has three main contributions. It starts with a literature review on the definition of context and on context taxonomies (1). A systematic representation of context features and uses, based on related work, is then proposed (2) and used in a survey on the use of context features in IR (3). This analysis has concluded that interaction context is the most used category of features and Indexing and Searching are the tasks where context features are most employed. This work, an initial phase of a PhD research, provides a systematic review of what is being done in the area and proposes a taxonomy for IR.

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          Conference
          September 2009
          September 2009
          : 36-42
          Affiliations
          Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering of

          Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/FDIA2009.7
          © Carla Teixeira Lopes. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Third BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2009), Padua, Italy

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          Third BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2009)
          FDIA
          3
          Padua, Italy
          1 September 2009
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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