New assessment criteria for query suggestion

Zhongrui Ma, Yu Chen, Ruihua Song, Tetsuya Sakai, Jiaheng Lu, Ji Rong Wen

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Abstract

Query suggestion is a useful tool to help users express their information needs by supplying alternative queries. When evaluating the effectiveness of query suggestion algorithms, many previous studies focus on measuring whether a suggestion query is relevant or not to the input query. This assessment criterion is too simple to describe users' requirements. In this paper, we introduce two scenarios of query suggestion. The first scenario represents cases where the search result of the input query is unsatisfactory. The second scenario represents cases where the search result is satisfactory but the user may be looking for alternative solutions. Based on the two scenarios, we propose two assessment criteria. Our labeling results indicate that the new assessment criteria provide finer distinctions among query suggestions than the traditional relevance-based criterion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGIR'12 - Proceedings of the International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
Pages1109-1110
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 28
Event35th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2012 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 2012 Aug 122012 Aug 16

Publication series

NameSIGIR'12 - Proceedings of the International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Conference

Conference35th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period12/8/1212/8/16

Keywords

  • assessment criteria
  • query suggestion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Ma, Z., Chen, Y., Song, R., Sakai, T., Lu, J., & Wen, J. R. (2012). New assessment criteria for query suggestion. In SIGIR'12 - Proceedings of the International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (pp. 1109-1110). (SIGIR'12 - Proceedings of the International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval). https://doi.org/10.1145/2348283.2348493