Gineke Wiggers receives prize for paper on User-Focused Ranking in Legal Information Retrieval
PhD student Gineke Wiggers has won the 2nd prize for her paper on User-Focused Ranking in Legal Information Retrieval in the PhD consortium of the 31st International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX).
In this paper Wiggers describes the three phases of her research: identifying which factors play a rol in the perception of relevance of users of legal information retrieval systems, improving ranking algorithms in legal information retrieval systems by using bibliometric information, and developing a tool that can evaluate changes in ranking algorithms from user perspective.
With this research Wiggers hopes to contribute to the improvement of legal information retrieval systems, to help legal practitioners and scholars can find the information they need.
More information about the consortium can be found on the JURIX website.