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Slug W eb Monitoring. Michael Cutter Advisor: Professor Zhang. The Personalized Search Engine. Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management Laboratory. v. Using S.W.M.

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Release platform for voluntary use over the internet

Slug Web Monitoring

Michael Cutter

Advisor: Professor Zhang

The Personalized Search Engine

Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management Laboratory


Using S.W.M.

  • Sammy the slug could use a traditional search engine for the information it wants, but this slug has better things to do.

  • Sammy uses the Slug Web Monitoring (S.W.M.) system. The SWM keeps Sam up to date on new articles published; based on the information searched for.

S.W.M. Platform

Repeat for more accurate results

Search for dynamic news







Implicit behavior tracked


Review recommendations


Future User Studies

Platform parses a list of RSS feeds

User searches on web application

Behavior is monitored through Firefox add-on ‘QueryLogToolbar’

When RSS feeds are updated recommendations are pushed to user to review

User’s rating and behavior are monitored and recorded to improve recommendations

  • Release platform for voluntary use over the internet

    • Collect large pool of data that be used to train classifier

  • Controlled experiments

    • Demographically diverse users will be selected from

  • Goals:

  • Isolate features which influence relevance to user

  • Do browsing behavior imply relevance

    • Do demographical differences change results?

Why does Sammy Use It?


Anita Krishnakumar

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