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The anatomy of an ad: structured indexing and retrieval for sponsored search

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The anatomy of an ad: structured indexing and retrieval for sponsored search
The core task of sponsored search is to retrieve relevant ads for the user’s query. Ads can be retrieved either by exact match, when their bid term is identical to the query, or by advanced match, which indexes ads as documents and is similar to standard information retrieval (IR). Recently, there has been a great deal of research into developing advanced match ranking algorithms. However, no previous research has addressed the ad indexing problem. Unlike most traditional search problems, the ad corpus is defined hierarchically in terms of advertiser accounts, campaigns, and ad groups, which further consist of creatives and bid terms. This hierarchical structure makes indexing highly non-trivial, as na¨ıvely indexing all possible “displayable” ads leads to a prohibitively large and ineffective index. We show that ad retrieval using such an index is not only slow, but its precision is suboptimal as well. We investigate various strategies for compact, hierarchy-aware indexing ...
Michael Bendersky, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josi
Added 14 May 2010
Updated 14 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where WWW
Authors Michael Bendersky, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josifovski, Donald Metzler
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