Publication Details

Karimzadehgan, M., Belford, G. G. & Oroumchian, F. 2008, 'Expert Finding by means of plausible inferences', International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Universal Conference Management Systems and Support, California, USA.


Expert finding has become an important retrieval task. Expert finding is about finding people rather than documents and the goal is to retrieve a ranked list of candidates/experts with expertise on a given topic. In this paper, we describe an expert- finding system that reasons about the relevance of a candidate to a given expertise area. The system utilizes plausible inferences to infer the relevance of a candidate to a given topic. Experiments are conducted using the TREC 2006 enterprise track text collection. The results indicate the usefulness of our approach.