Answering relationship queries on the web

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Answering relationship queries on the web
Finding relationships between entities on the Web, e.g., the connections between different places or the commonalities of people, is a novel and challenging problem. Existing Web search engines excel in keyword matching and document ranking, but they cannot well handle many relationship queries. This paper proposes a new method for answering relationship queries on two entities. Our method first respectively retrieves the top Web pages for either entity from a Web search engine. It then matches these Web pages and generates an ordered list of Web page pairs. Each Web page pair consists of one Web page for either entity. The top ranked Web page pairs are likely to contain the relationships between the two entities. One main challenge in the ranking process is to effectively filter out the large amount of noise in the Web pages without losing much useful information. To achieve this, our method assigns appropriate weights to terms in Web pages and intelligently identifies the potential ...
Gang Luo, Chunqiang Tang, Ying-li Tian
Added 21 Nov 2009
Updated 21 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where WWW
Authors Gang Luo, Chunqiang Tang, Ying-li Tian
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