Finding relevant search engine results: a minimax linear programming approach

G.R. Amin, A. Emrouznejad

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For a submitted query to multiple search engines finding relevant results is an important task. This paper formulates the problem of aggregation and ranking of multiple search engines results in the form of a minimax linear programming model. Besides the novel application, this study detects the most relevant information among a return set of ranked lists of documents retrieved by distinct search engines. Furthermore, two numerical examples aree used to illustrate the usefulness of the proposed approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1144-1150
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number7
Early online date20 May 2009
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010


  • linear programming
  • search engine
  • metasearch
  • relevancy index


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