The geographical life of search

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Christian Middleton, Carlos Castillo

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Abstract

This article describes a geographical study on the usage of a search engine, focusing on the traffic details at the level of countries and continents. The main objective is to understand from a geographic point of view, how the needs of the users are satisfied, taking into account the geographic location of the host in which the search originates, and the host that contains the Web page that was selected by the user in the answers. Our results confirm that the Web is a cultural mirror of society and shed light on the implicit social network behind search. These results are also useful as input for the design of distributed search engines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2009
Pages252-259
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2009 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 15 Sep 200918 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2009
Volume1

Other

Other2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2009
CountryItaly
CityMilano
Period15/9/0918/9/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Baeza-Yates, R., Middleton, C., & Castillo, C. (2009). The geographical life of search. In Proceedings - 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2009 (pp. 252-259). [5286066] (Proceedings - 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2009; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/WI-IAT.2009.43