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Poster Papers

Track: Search

Paper Title:
A Link-Based Ranking Scheme for Focused Search


  • Tony Abou-Assaleh (GenieKnows.com)
  • Tapajyoti Das (GenieKnows.com)
  • Weizheng Gao (GenieKnows.com)
  • Yingbo Miao (GenieKnows.com)
  • Philip O'Brien (GenieKnows.com)
  • Zhen Zhen (GenieKnows.com)

This paper introduces a novel link based ranking algorithm based on a model of focused web surfers. FocusedRank is described and compared to implementations of PageRank and Topic-Sensitive PageRank and a user study is conducted to measure the relevance and precision of each. Our results are shown to be statistically significant, warranting further research into link-based ranking schemes for focused search.

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