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Learning And Relevance In Information Retrieval: A Study In The Application Of Exploration And User Knowledge To Enhance Performance, Harvey Stuart Hyman Jul 2012

Learning And Relevance In Information Retrieval: A Study In The Application Of Exploration And User Knowledge To Enhance Performance, Harvey Stuart Hyman

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines the impact of exploration and learning upon eDiscovery information retrieval; it is written in three parts. Part I contains foundational concepts and background on the topics of information retrieval and eDiscovery. This part informs the reader about the research frameworks, methodologies, data collection, and instruments that guide this dissertation.

Part II contains the foundation, development and detailed findings of Study One, "The Relationship of Exploration with Knowledge Acquisition." This part of the dissertation reports on experiments designed to measure user exploration of a randomly selected subset of a corpus and its relationship with performance in the information …