Serendipitous search via wikipedia: A query log analysis

Tetsuya Sakai, Kenichi Nogami

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Abstract

We analyse the query log of a click-oriented Japanese search engine that utilises the link structures of Wikipedia for encouraging the user to change his information need and to perform repeated, serendipitous, exploratory search. Our results show that users tend to make transitions within the same query type: from person names to person names, from place names to place names, and so on.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2009
Pages780-781
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 28
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 192009 Jul 23

Publication series

NameProceedings - 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2009

Conference

Conference32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period09/7/1909/7/23

Keywords

  • Clickthrough
  • Search engines
  • Users

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Sakai, T., & Nogami, K. (2009). Serendipitous search via wikipedia: A query log analysis. In Proceedings - 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2009 (pp. 780-781). (Proceedings - 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2009). https://doi.org/10.1145/1571941.1572125