Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval by Tie-Yan Liu

By Tie-Yan Liu

Due to the short progress of the internet and the problems to find wanted details, effective and potent details retrieval platforms became extra very important than ever, and the quest engine has develop into an important instrument for plenty of people.

The ranker, a principal part in each seek engine, is answerable for the matching among processed queries and listed records. as a result of its significant position, nice recognition has been paid to the examine and improvement of rating applied sciences. moreover, rating is usually pivotal for lots of different info retrieval purposes, akin to collaborative filtering, definition rating, query answering, multimedia retrieval, textual content summarization, and on-line commercial. Leveraging desktop studying applied sciences within the rating technique has ended in leading edge and better rating types, and at last to a very new study zone known as “learning to rank”.

Liu first provides a accomplished evaluate of the foremost ways to studying to rank. for every strategy he offers the elemental framework, with instance algorithms, and he discusses its benefits and drawbacks. He maintains with a few contemporary advances in studying to rank that can not be easily labeled into the 3 significant methods – those comprise relational score, query-dependent rating, move rating, and semisupervised score. His presentation is finished via numerous examples that follow those applied sciences to resolve genuine info retrieval difficulties, and via theoretical discussions on promises for rating performance.

This e-book is written for researchers and graduate scholars in either details retrieval and computing device studying. they are going to locate the following the one finished description of the cutting-edge in a box that has pushed the new advances in seek engine development.

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