Dependence or Independence Day? Ask regular citizens.

Meanwhile, how about some IR papers on the dependence/independence of query relevance feedback?

Here is a list of really interesting papers on the subject from Michael Ortega-Binderberger’s group:

Michael Ortega-Binderberger, Kaushik Chakrabarti, Sharad Mehrotra: An Approach to Integrating Query Refinement in SQL EDBT Conference, 2002. 0401)

Kaushik Chakrabarti, Michael Ortega-Binderberger, Sharad Mehrotra, Kriengkrai Porkaew:  Evaluating Refined Queries in Top-k Retrieval Systems
TKDE Vol.15 No.5, 2003. 0402)

Michael Ortega-Binderberger and Sharad Mehrotra: Relevance Feedback in Multimedia Databases; In Borko Furht and Oge Marquez (Eds.),

Handbook of Video Databases: Design and Applications, CRC Press, 2003. 0403)