Overview of the SBS 2016 Suggestion Track

Marijn Koolen, Toine Bogers, Kamps Jaap

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The goal of the SBS 2016 Suggestion Track is to evaluate approaches for supporting users in searching collections of books who express their information needs both in a query and through example books. The track investigates the complex nature of relevance in book search and the role of traditional and user-generated book metadata in retrieval. We consolidated last year’s investigation into the nature of book suggestions from the LibraryThing forums and how they compare to book relevance judgements. Participants were encouraged to incorporate rich user profiles of both topic creators and other LibraryThing users to explore the relative value of recommendation and retrieval paradigms for book search.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking Notes of CLEF 2016 - Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum
Number of pages14
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication date5 Sep 2016
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2016
EventConference and Labs of the Evaluation forum - Évora, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sep 20168 Sep 2016


ConferenceConference and Labs of the Evaluation forum
SeriesCEUR Workshop Proceedings


  • book search
  • information retrieval

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