Using Complexity Measures in Information Retrieval


Sluis, Frans van der and Broek, Egon L. van den (2010) Using Complexity Measures in Information Retrieval. In: Third Symposium on Information Interaction in Context, IIiX 2010, 18-22 Aug 2010, New Brunswick, NJ, USA (pp. pp. 383-388).

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Abstract:Although Information Retrieval (IR) is meant to serve its users, surprisingly little IR research is not user-centered. In contrast, this article utilizes the concept complexity of information as the determinant of the user's comprehension, not as a formal golden measure. Four aspects of user's comprehension are applied on a database of simple and normal Wikipedia articles and found to distinguish between them. The results underline the feasibility of the principle of parsimony for IR: where two topical articles are available, the simpler one is preferred.
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