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    Towards Profile-Based Document Summarisation for Interactive Search Assistance

    Fifth BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2013)

    3 September 2013, Granada, Spain


    Azhar Alhindi


    This paper presents an investigation into the utility of profile-based summarisation in the context of site and enterprise search. We employ log analysis to acquire continuously updated profiles to provide profile-based summarisations of search results with the intention of highlighting aspects of the documents that best fit the general user profile. We first introduce the wider context of the research and then focus on a first task-based evaluation using TREC Interactive Track guidelines that compares a search system that uses the outlined profile-based summarisation with two baseline systems to assess whether such summaries could be helpful in a realistic search setting.


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