String Processing and Information Retrieval

Volume 7024 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 26-31

Enhancing Document Snippets Using Temporal Information

  • Omar AlonsoAffiliated withMicrosoft Corp.
  • , Michael GertzAffiliated withInstitute of Computer Science, Heidelberg University
  • , Ricardo Baeza-YatesAffiliated withYahoo! Research

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In this paper we propose an algorithm to enhance the quality of document snippets shown in a search engine by using temporal expressions. We evaluate our proposal in a subset of the Wikipedia corpus using crowdsourcing, showing that snippets that have temporal information are preferred by the users.