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Analysis of query reformulations in a search engine of a local web site

Albakour, MD and Kruschwitz, U and Nanas, N and Adeyanju, I and Song, D and Fasli, M and De Roeck, A (2012) Analysis of query reformulations in a search engine of a local web site. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

This study examines reformulations of queries submitted to a search engine of a university Web site with a focus on (implicitly derived) user satisfaction and the performance of the underlying search engine. Using a search log of a university Web site we examined all reformulations submitted in a 10-week period and studied the relation between the popularity of the reformulation and the performance of the search engine estimated using a number of clickthrough-based measures. Our findings are a step towards building better query recommendation systems and suggest a number of metrics to evaluate query recommendation systems. © 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2012 08:53
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:07
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/4130

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