Adopting inference networks for online thread retrieval

Sumit Bhatia, Prasenjit Mitra

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Abstract

Online forums contain valuable human-generated information. End-users looking for information would like to find only those threads in forums where relevant information is present. Due to the distinctive characteristics of forum pages from generic web pages, special techniques are required to organize and search for information in these forums. Threads and pages in forums are different from other webpages in their hyperlinking patterns. Forum posts also have associated social and non-textual metadata. In this paper, we propose a model for online thread retrieval based on inference networks that utilizes the structural properties of forum threads. We also investigate the effects of incorporating various relevance indicators in our model. We empirically show the effectiveness of our proposed model using real-world data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Pages1300-1305
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781577354666
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 201015 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume3

Conference

Conference24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-10 / IAAI-10
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period11/7/1015/7/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Bhatia, S., & Mitra, P. (2010). Adopting inference networks for online thread retrieval. In AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (pp. 1300-1305). (Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 3). AI Access Foundation.