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Analysis of Query Reformulations in a Search Engine of a Local Web Site

  • M-Dyaa Albakour
  • Udo Kruschwitz
  • Nikolaos Nanas
  • Ibrahim Adeyanju
  • Dawei Song
  • Maria Fasli
  • Anne De Roeck
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7224)

Abstract

This study examines reformulations of queries submitted to a search engine of a university Web site with a focus on (implicitly derived) user satisfaction and the performance of the underlying search engine. Using a search log of a university Web site we examined all reformulations submitted in a 10-week period and studied the relation between the popularity of the reformulation and the performance of the search engine estimated using a number of clickthrough-based measures. Our findings are a step towards building better query recommendation systems and suggest a number of metrics to evaluate query recommendation systems.

Keywords

Search Engine Retrieval Performance User Session Reformulation Strategy Query Suggestion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M-Dyaa Albakour
    • 1
  • Udo Kruschwitz
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Nanas
    • 2
  • Ibrahim Adeyanju
    • 3
  • Dawei Song
    • 3
  • Maria Fasli
    • 1
  • Anne De Roeck
    • 4
  1. 1.University of EssexColchesterUK
  2. 2.Centre for Research and Technology - ThessalyVolosGreece
  3. 3.Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUK
  4. 4.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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