A personal information retrieval system based on the user's intentions in the desktop environment

Kosuke Takano, Yohei Kaneko, Xing Chen, Yasushi Kiyoki

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Abstract

For effective access to digital files on personal computers, many researchers have proposed and developed several personal information management tools including desktop search engines. However, it is still a challenging task to retrieve personal files according to their meaning and content. In this paper, we propose a personal information retrieval system that can semantically search for personal files based on users' intentions and interests in the desktop environment. Our system creates a retrieval vector space based on constructed sample files that reflect current user requirements. It represents personal files as vectors in the retrieval vector space. Our system allows users to re-build the retrieval space quickly according to change of their intentions. Therefore, when users' requirements change in the desktop environment, users can effectively retrieve personal files that match their current intentions and interests by using the re-built retrieval space. In this paper, we focus on the capacity for semantic information retrieval and the system's adaptability to users' intentions and interests, and we show the feasibility of the proposed system by experimental evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2009
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
EventIASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2009 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 2009 Mar 162009 Mar 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2009

Other

OtherIASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2009
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period09/3/1609/3/18

Keywords

  • Semantic information retrieval
  • Vector space model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Takano, K., Kaneko, Y., Chen, X., & Kiyoki, Y. (2009). A personal information retrieval system based on the user's intentions in the desktop environment. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2009 (pp. 1-6). (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2009).