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dc.contributor.advisorGao, Byron J.
dc.contributor.authorZemede, Binyam A. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-26T19:52:51Z
dc.date.available2013-11-26T19:52:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.citationZemede, B. A. (2013). SPEAR: Search Personalization with Editable Profiles (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4881
dc.description.abstractSearch personalization is an important technique for improving search performance. Existing approaches work in a black box, where users have no clue on how it works and how to customize it. This lack of user control and flexibility can often be inconvenient and counter-productive. In this thesis we propose SPEAR, a transparent search personalization framework that enables full user control and manipulation. In SPEAR, a user can own multiple profiles and each can be modified arbitrarily. Profile terms can be manually entered or automatically generated from search history or social network feeds. Furthermore, the terms can be automatically expanded by adding their semantically related derivatives. Negative terms are allowed for specification of negative preferences, which can be very useful in filtering out undesirable results. The in-use profile will help re-rank search results based on how consistent they are with respect to the profile. We implement SPEAR in the context of a Web search using Google Web search API and Facebook Graph API, demonstrating the promise and potential of the approach.
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dc.format.extent68 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectInformation retrieval
dc.subjectWeb search
dc.subjectSearch personalization
dc.subjectGoogle
dc.subjectFacebook
dc.subject.lcshInformation technologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshData miningen_US
dc.subject.lcshInformation retrievalen_US
dc.subject.lcshHuman-computer interactionen_US
dc.subject.lcshUser-centered system designen_US
dc.titleSPEAR: Search Personalization with Editable Profiles
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNgu, Anne H.H.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLu, Yijuan
thesis.degree.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
txstate.departmentComputer Science


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