Bursty-ness for Document Dating

SIGIR 2014

University of Athens

The time of creation of a document is always assumed to be part of the available meta-data in any given dataset. In some cases however, such as collections of old digitized documents, this data is unavailable or ambiguous. This work aims to attach a date of creation to any document, by considering the temporal behavior of its words. The proposed method combines the lexical similarity between the query documents and the bursty-ness of its terms to tackle this problem.

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