Learning a ranking function for information retrieval using HybridABC
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In this paper we propose a ranking algorithm, HybridABC that is built on swarm based algorithm. In our proposed HybridABC algorithm we merged Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm with Differential Evolution (DE) algorithm. The ABC is a swarm-based metaheuristic algorithm inspired by the intelligent foraging pattern of bees and Differential Evolution is a population-based stochastic search technique. The proposed implementation of ABC has been tested using the LETOR dataset, which is a standard benchmark dataset for evaluating ranking functions. Our results display that our proposed HybridABC can compete and in many cases more efficient than other state-of-the-art algorithm proposed in ranking web pages based on Genetic Algorithm (GA).