Query log analysis in the context of information retrieval for children

Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra, Pavel Serdyukov

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Abstract

In this paper we analyze queries and sessions intended to satisfy children's information needs using a large-scale query log. The aim of this analysis is twofold: i) To identify differences between such queries and sessions, and general queries and sessions; ii) To enhance the query log by including annotations of queries, sessions, and actions for future research on information retrieval for children. We found statistically significant differences between the set of general purpose and queries seeking for content intended for children. We show that our findings are consistent with previous studies on the physical behavior of children using Web search engines.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2010)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages847-848
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0153-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Event33rd Annual International ACM/SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2010 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 19 Jul 201023 Jul 2010
Conference number: 33

Publication series

Name
PublisherACM

Conference

Conference33rd Annual International ACM/SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2010
Abbreviated titleSIGIR
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period19/07/1023/07/10

Keywords

  • METIS-276172
  • IR-75359
  • Query log analysis
  • DB-IR: INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231507
  • query intent
  • query representation
  • EWI-18909

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