A Language Modeling Approach for Temporal Information Needs

Posted December 21, 2009
Areas : Temporal Coherence, General.

A paper titled “A Language Modeling Approach for Temporal Information Needs” by Klaus Berberich, Srikanta Bedathur, Omar Alonso, and Gerhard Weikum has been accepted for presentation in the 32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2010).

The paper proposes a language modeling approach that leverages temporal expressions to improve retrieval effectiveness for temporal information needs. Experiments on the New York Times Annotated Corpus with relevance assessments obtained from Amazon Mechanical Turk show that the method yields substantial improvements. The paper will be available as part of the ECIR 2010 proceedings.