Diversification of Web Search Results through Social Interest Mining

Yuqing Mao, Haifeng Shen, Chengzheng Sun

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    Abstract

    Traditional information retrieval techniques mainly focus on improving the relevance of result documents retrieved by a query. In most informational (or exploratory) search tasks, formulated queries may often fail to precisely capture users' real intents, and consequently retrieved results may not adequately satisfy their information needs. However, if the retrieved results were diverse in nature, some results would likely be able to meet the user's information need. In this paper, we present a novel search results diversification technique that integrates social interest mined from query logs with a probabilistic model based on query-URL bipartite graphs. A query can retrieve relevant and diverse results by incorporating the social interest, discovered through kernel principle component analysis on the related queries and URLs, with random walk on the bipartite graph. We have conducted a set of experiments to validate this technique and the results show that this technique outperforms existing results diversification techniques in terms of both the relevance and the diversity of result documents retrieved by a query.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages3581-3590
    Number of pages10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
    EventAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences -
    Duration: 4 Jan 2012 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    Period4/01/12 → …

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    Mao, Y., Shen, H., & Sun, C. (2012). Diversification of Web Search Results through Social Interest Mining. 3581-3590. Paper presented at Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, . https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2012.224