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Cost-Effective Identification of on-Topic Search Queries Using Multi-Armed Bandits

Losada, David E. ; Herrmann, Matthias ; Elsweiler, David


Identifying the topic of a search query is a challenging problem, for which a solution would be valuable in diverse situations. In this work, we formulate the problem as a ranking task where various rankers order queries in terms of likelihood of being related to a specific topic of interest. In doing so, an explore-exploit trade-off is established whereby exploiting effective rankers may result ...


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