Query expansion using topic and location

Shu Huang, Qiankun Zhao, Prasenjit Mitra, C. Lee Giles

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Abstract

Users use a few keywords to post queries to search engines. Search engines, often, fail to return answers that their users seek because the keyword queries incompletely specify the information being sought and because of the ambiguity of natural language terms. Query expansion, where additional keywords are added automatically or semi-automatically to the user's query before it is run, has been used to improve the accuracy of search engines. We propose a framework where first, we identify whether a query should be expanded based on its features. We focus on identifying queries whose results are location-sensitive and expand them using keywords from similar queries from similar locations. Similarity between queries is derived using a novel LDA-based topic-level query similarity measure. We conducted experiments with query log data from the CiteSeer digital library and see a small improvement of results due to our query expansion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM
Pages619-624
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDM Workshops 2007 - Omaha, NE
Duration: 28 Oct 200731 Oct 2007

Other

Other17th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDM Workshops 2007
CityOmaha, NE
Period28/10/0731/10/07

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Huang, S., Zhao, Q., Mitra, P., & Giles, C. L. (2007). Query expansion using topic and location. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM (pp. 619-624). [4476732] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDMW.2007.116

Query expansion using topic and location. / Huang, Shu; Zhao, Qiankun; Mitra, Prasenjit; Giles, C. Lee.

Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM. 2007. p. 619-624 4476732.

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

Huang, S, Zhao, Q, Mitra, P & Giles, CL 2007, Query expansion using topic and location. in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM., 4476732, pp. 619-624, 17th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDM Workshops 2007, Omaha, NE, 28/10/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDMW.2007.116
Huang S, Zhao Q, Mitra P, Giles CL. Query expansion using topic and location. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM. 2007. p. 619-624. 4476732 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDMW.2007.116
Huang, Shu ; Zhao, Qiankun ; Mitra, Prasenjit ; Giles, C. Lee. / Query expansion using topic and location. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM. 2007. pp. 619-624
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