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Pseudo-Relevance Feedback Driven for XML Query Expansion

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Executive Summary

Pseudo-relevance feedback has been perceived as an effective solution for automatic query expansion. However, a recent study has shown that traditional pseudo-relevance feedback may bring into topic drift and hence be harmful to the retrieval performance. It is often crucial to identify those good feedback documents from which useful expansion terms can be added to the query. Compared with traditional query expansion, XML query expansion needs not only content expansion but also considering structural expansion. This paper presents a solution for both identifying related documents and selecting good expansion information with new content and path constrains. Combined with XML semantic feature, a na?ve document similarity measurement is proposed in this paper.

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