Query recommendation for children

Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra, Ingmar Weber, Pavel Serdyukov

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Abstract

One of the biggest problems that children experience while searching the web occurs during the query formulation process. Children have been found to struggle formulating queries based on keywords given their limited vocabulary and their difficulty to choose the right keywords. In this work we propose a method that utilizes tags from social media to suggest queries related to children topics. Concretely we propose a simple yet effective approach to bias a random walk defined on a bipartite graph of web resources and tags through keywords that are more commonly used to describe resources for children. We evaluate our method using a large query log sample of queries aimed at retrieving information for children. We show that our method outperforms query suggestions of state-of-the-art search engines and state-of-the art query suggestions based on random walks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM 2012 - Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Pages2010-2014
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2012
Event21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2012 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 20122 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period29/10/122/11/12

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Keywords

  • children
  • query formulation
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Duarte Torres, S., Hiemstra, D., Weber, I., & Serdyukov, P. (2012). Query recommendation for children. In CIKM 2012 - Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (pp. 2010-2014). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/2396761.2398562