Re-ranking was shown to have positive impact on the effectiveness for microblog search. Yet, existing approaches mostly focused on using a single ranker to learn a better ranking function with respect to various relevance features. Given different available rank learners (such as learning to rank algorithms), in this work, we mainly study an orthogonal problem where multiple learned ranking models form an ensemble for re-ranking the retrieved tweets rather than just using a single ranking model in order to achieve higher search effectiveness. We explore the use of query-sensitive model selection and rank fusion methods based on the result lists produced from multiple rank learners. Base on the TREC microblog datasets, we found that our selection-based ensemble approach can significantly outperform the system that uses the single best ranker, and it also has clear advantage over the rank fusion approach that combines the results of all the available models.
|Title of host publication||Social Media Content Analysis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Natural Language Processing and Beyond|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)