Answers, not links: Extracting tips from Yahoo! Answers to address how-to web queries

Ingmar Weber, Antti Ukkonen, Aris Gionis

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Abstract

We investigate the problem of mining "tips" from Yahoo! Answers and displaying those tips in response to related web queries. Here, a "tip" is a short, concrete and self-contained bit of non-obvious advice such as "To zest a lime if you don't have a zester : use a cheese grater." First, we estimate the volume of web queries with"how- to" intent, which could be potentially addressed by a tip. Second, we analyze how to detect such queries automatically without solely relying on literal "how to *" patterns. Third, we describe how to derive potential tips automatically from Yahoo! Answers, and we develop machine-learning techniques to remove low-quality tips. Finally, we discuss how to match web queries with "how-to" intent to tips. We evaluate both the quality of these direct displays as well as the size of the query volume that can be addressed by serving tips.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWSDM 2012 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining
Pages613-622
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 8 Feb 201212 Feb 2012

Other

Other5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/2/1212/2/12

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Keywords

  • Algorithms
  • Experimentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Weber, I., Ukkonen, A., & Gionis, A. (2012). Answers, not links: Extracting tips from Yahoo! Answers to address how-to web queries. In WSDM 2012 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (pp. 613-622) https://doi.org/10.1145/2124295.2124369

Answers, not links : Extracting tips from Yahoo! Answers to address how-to web queries. / Weber, Ingmar; Ukkonen, Antti; Gionis, Aris.

WSDM 2012 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining. 2012. p. 613-622.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Weber, I, Ukkonen, A & Gionis, A 2012, Answers, not links: Extracting tips from Yahoo! Answers to address how-to web queries. in WSDM 2012 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining. pp. 613-622, 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM 2012, Seattle, WA, United States, 8/2/12. https://doi.org/10.1145/2124295.2124369
Weber I, Ukkonen A, Gionis A. Answers, not links: Extracting tips from Yahoo! Answers to address how-to web queries. In WSDM 2012 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining. 2012. p. 613-622 https://doi.org/10.1145/2124295.2124369
Weber, Ingmar ; Ukkonen, Antti ; Gionis, Aris. / Answers, not links : Extracting tips from Yahoo! Answers to address how-to web queries. WSDM 2012 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining. 2012. pp. 613-622
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