An Evaluation of Diversification Techniques
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Diversification is a method of improving user satisfaction by increasing the variety of information shown to user. Due to the lack of a precise definition of information variety, many diversification techniques have been proposed. These techniques, however, have been rarely compared and analyzed under the same setting, rendering a ‘right’ choice for a particular application very difficult. Addressing this problem, this paper presents a benchmark that offers a comprehensive empirical study on the performance comparison of diversification. Specifically, we integrate several state-of-the-art diversification algorithms in a comparable manner, and measure distinct characteristics of these algorithms with various settings. We then provide in-depth analysis of the benchmark results, obtained by using both real data and synthetic data. We believe that the findings from the benchmark will serve as a practical guideline for potential applications.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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