Discovering Atypical Property Values for Object Searches on the Web

  • Tatsuya Fujisaka
  • Takayuki Yumoto
  • Kazutoshi Sumiya
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6988)


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatsuya Fujisaka
    • 1
  • Takayuki Yumoto
    • 2
  • Kazutoshi Sumiya
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Human Science and EnvironmentUniversity of HyogoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of EngineeringUniversity of HyogoJapan
  3. 3.School of Human Science and EnvironmentUniversity of HyogoJapan

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