The number of children that have access to an Internet connection (at home or at school) is large and growing fast. Many of these children search the web by using a search engine. These search engines do not consider their skills and preferences however, which makes searching difficult. This paper tries to uncover methods and techniques that can be used to automatically improve search results on queries formulated by children. In order to achieve this, a prototype of a query expander is built that implements several of these techniques. The paper concludes with an evaluation of the prototype and a discussion of the promising results.
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publisher||Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2010|
|Name||CTIT Technical Report Series|
|Publisher||University of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology|
- EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231507
- Automatic Query Expansion
- Search Behavior
van Kalsbeek, M., de Wit, J., Trieschnigg, R. B., van der Vet, P. E., Huibers, T. W. C., & Hiemstra, D. (2010). Automatic Reformulation of Children's Search Queries. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-10-23). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).