Heads and tails: Studies of web search with common and rare queries

Doug Downey*, Susan Dumais, Eric Horvitz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A large fraction of queries submitted to Web search enginesoccur very infrequently. We describe search log studiesaimed at elucidating behaviors associated with rare andcommon queries. We present several analyses and discussresearch directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07
Pages847-848
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2007
Event30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 23 2007Jul 27 2007

Other

Other30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/23/077/27/07

Keywords

  • Probabilistic latent semantic analysis
  • Web search
  • Zipf distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Applied Mathematics

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