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

Albakour, M-Dyaa; Kruschwitz, Udo; Nanas, Nikolaos; Adeyanju, Ibrahim; Song, Dawei; Fasli, Maria and De Roeck, Anne (2012). Analysis of query reformulations in a search engine of a local web site. In: ECIR 2012, 1-5 April 2012, Barcelona, Spain.

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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.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Springer-Verlag
Extra Information: Advances in Information Retrieval
34th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2012
Barcelona, Spain, April 1-5, 2012
Proceedings
Edited by Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Arjen P. de Vries, Hugo Zaragoza, B. Barla Cambazoglu, Vanessa Murdock, Ronny Lempel, Fabrizio Silvestri
Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 2012
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7224
ISBN 978-3-642-28996-5
pp.517-521
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 34680
Depositing User: Dawei Song
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 13:37
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 03:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34680
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