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Preferential Diversity

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Author: Xiaoyu Ge, Panos K. Chrysanthis, Alexandros Labrinidis

Abstract: The ever increasing supply of data is bringing a renewed attention to query personalization. Query personalization is a technique that utilizes user preferences with the goal of providing relevant results to the users. Along with preferences, diversity is another important aspect of query personalization especially useful during data exploration. The goal of result diversification is to reduce the amount of redundant information included in the results. Most previous approaches of result diversification focus solely on generating the most diverse results, which do not take user preferences into ac- count. In this paper, we propose a novel framework called Preferential Diversity (PrefDiv) that aims to support both relevancy and diversity of user query results. PrefDiv utilizes user preference models that return ranked results and reduces the redundancy of results in an efficient and flexible way. PrefDiv maintains the balance between relevancy and diversity of the query results by providing users with the ability to control the trade-off between the two. We describe an implementation of PrefDiv on top of the HYPRE preference model, which allows users to specify both qualitative and quantitative preferences and unifies them using the concept of preference intensities. We experimentally evaluate its performance by comparing with state-of-the-art diversification techniques; our results indicate that PrefDiv achieves significantly better balance between diversity and relevance.

Published In: 2nd International Workshop on Exploratory Search in Databases and the Web

Pages: 9-14

Year Published: 2015

Note: Co-located with ACM SIGMOD 2015

Project: AstroSelf Subject Area: Database Preferences

Publication Type: Workshop Paper

Sponsor: NSF OIA-1028162

Citation:Text Latex BibTex XML Xiaoyu Ge, Panos K. Chrysanthis, and Alexandros Labrinidis. Preferential Diversity. 2nd International Workshop on Exploratory Search in Databases and the Web. 9-14. 2015. (Note: Co-located with ACM SIGMOD 2015).