A Novel Ranking Technique Based on Page Queries

  • Gwangbum PyunEmail author
  • Unil Yun
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 274)


Keyword-based information retrieval finds webpages with queries composed of keywords to provide users with needed information. However, since the keywords are only a part of the necessary information, it may be hard to search intended results from the keyword-based methods. Furthermore, users should make efforts to select proper keywords many times in general because they cannot know which keyword is effective in obtaining meaningful information they really want. In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm, called PQ_Rank, which can find intended webpages more exactly than the existing keyword-based ones. To rank webpages more effectively, it considers not only keywords but also all of the words included in webpages, named page queries. Experimental results show that PQ_Rank outperforms PageRank, a famous algorithm used by Google, in terms of MAP, average recall, and NDCG.


Information retrieval Page query Grouping webpages Ranking technique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringSejong UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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