An analysis of queries intended to search information for children

Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra, Pavel Serdyukov

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Abstract

Query logs contain valuable information about the behavior, interests, and preferences of the users. The analysis of this information can give insight in their interaction and search behavior. In this paper, we analyze queries and groups of queries intended to find information that is suitable for children by using a large-scale query log. The aim of the analysis it twofold: (i) To identify differences in the query space, content space, user sessions, and user click behavior. (ii) To enhance the query log by including annotations of queries, sessions and actions. The paper presents plans to use this resource for further research on information retrieval for children. We found statistically significant differences between the set of general purpose queries, and the set of children queries. We show that many of these differences are consistent with small-scale research studies in which children were observed while using web search engines.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX 2010)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages235-244
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0247-0
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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Keywords

  • METIS-276173
  • IR-75360
  • Children
  • EWI-18910
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231507
  • DB-IR: INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
  • Query log analysis

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Duarte Torres, S., Hiemstra, D., & Serdyukov, P. (2010). An analysis of queries intended to search information for children. In Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX 2010) (pp. 235-244). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/1840784.1840819

Duarte Torres, Sergio; Hiemstra, Djoerd; Serdyukov, Pavel / An analysis of queries intended to search information for children.

Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX 2010). New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2010. p. 235-244.

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An analysis of queries intended to search information for children. / Duarte Torres, Sergio; Hiemstra, Djoerd; Serdyukov, Pavel.

Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX 2010). New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2010. p. 235-244.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Duarte Torres S, Hiemstra D, Serdyukov P. An analysis of queries intended to search information for children. In Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX 2010). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. 2010. p. 235-244. Available from, DOI: 10.1145/1840784.1840819