Searching for interestingness in wikipedia and yahoo! answers

Yelena Mejova, Ilaria Bordino, Mounia Lalmas, Aristides Gionis

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Abstract

In many cases, when browsing the Web, users are searching for specific information. Sometimes, though, users are also looking for something interesting, surprising, or entertain- ing. Serendipitous search puts interestingness on par with relevance. We investigate how interesting are the results one can obtain via serendipitous search, and what makes them so, by comparing entity networks extracted from two promi- nent social media sites, Wikipedia and Yahoo Answers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web
Pages145-146
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 13 May 201317 May 2013

Publication series

NameWWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web

Other

Other22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period13/5/1317/5/13

Keywords

  • Exploratory search
  • Serendipity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Mejova, Y., Bordino, I., Lalmas, M., & Gionis, A. (2013). Searching for interestingness in wikipedia and yahoo! answers. In WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web (pp. 145-146). (WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web).