The Bias Problem and Language Models in Adaptive Filtering
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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We used the YFILTER filtering system for experiments on updating profiles and setting thresholds. We developed a new method of using language models for updating profiles that is more focused on picking informativediscriminative words for query. The new method was compared with the well-known Rocchio algorithm. Dissemination thresholds were set based on maximum likelihood estimation that models and compensates for the sampling bias inherent in adaptive filtering. Our experimental results suggest that using what kind of distribution to model the scores of relevant and non-relevant documents is corpus dependant. The experimental results also show the sampling bias problem of training data while filtering makes the final profile learned biased.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Operations Research