Web Information Systems and Mining

Volume 6988 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 103-112

Discovering Atypical Property Values for Object Searches on the Web

  • Tatsuya FujisakaAffiliated withGraduate School of Human Science and Environment, University of Hyogo
  • , Takayuki YumotoAffiliated withGraduate School of Engineering, University of Hyogo
  • , Kazutoshi SumiyaAffiliated withSchool of Human Science and Environment, University of Hyogo

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Conventional search engines are able to extract commonplace information by incorporating users’ requests into their queries. Users perform niche requests when they want to obtain atypical objects or unique information. In these instances, it is difficult for users to expand their queries to match their niche requests. In this paper, we introduce a query suggestion method for finding objects that have atypical characteristics. Our method focuses on the property values of an object, and elicits atypical property values by using the relation between an object’s name and a typical property value.


Web search Atypical Object Search Atypical Property Values Relation between Object Name and Property Value