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Judging the spatial relevance of documents for GIR


Clough, Paul D; Joho, Hideo; Purves, Ross S (2006). Judging the spatial relevance of documents for GIR. In: Lalmas, Mounia; MacFarlane, Andy; Rüger, Stefan; Tombros, Anastasios; Tsikrika, Theodora; Yavlinsky, Alexei. Advances in Information Retrieval. Berlin: Springer, 548-552.

Abstract

Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) is concerned with the retrieval of documents based on both thematic and geographic content. An important issue in GIR, as for all IR, is relevance. In this paper we argue that spatial relevance should be considered independently from thematic relevance, and propose an initial scheme. A pilot study to assess this relevance scheme is presented, with initial results suggesting that users can distinguish between these two relevance dimensions, and that furthermore they have different properties. We suggest that spatial relevance requires greater assessor effort and more localised geographic knowledge than judging thematic relevance.

Abstract

Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) is concerned with the retrieval of documents based on both thematic and geographic content. An important issue in GIR, as for all IR, is relevance. In this paper we argue that spatial relevance should be considered independently from thematic relevance, and propose an initial scheme. A pilot study to assess this relevance scheme is presented, with initial results suggesting that users can distinguish between these two relevance dimensions, and that furthermore they have different properties. We suggest that spatial relevance requires greater assessor effort and more localised geographic knowledge than judging thematic relevance.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2006
Deposited On:24 Apr 2013 10:44
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:45
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number:3936
ISSN:0302-9743
ISBN:978-3-540-33347-0
Additional Information:The original publication is available at link.springer.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/11735106_62
Related URLs:http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F11735106_62 (Publisher)

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