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Evaluation of Result Merging Strategies for Metasearch Engines

Result merging is a key component in a metasearch engine. Once the results from various search engines are collected, the metasearch system merges them into a single ranked list. The effectiveness of a metasearch engine is closely related to the result merging algorithm it employs. In this paper, we investigate a variety of resulting merging algorithms based on a wide range of available information about the retrieved results...

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