Identifying comparable entities on the web

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Identifying comparable entities on the web
Web search engines are often presented with user queries that involve comparisons of real-world entities. Thus far, this interaction has typically been captured by users submitting appropriately designed keyword queries for which they are presented a list of relevant documents. Richer interactions that explicitly allow for a comparative analysis of entities represent a new potential direction to improve the search experience. With this in mind, we present an initial step of mining comparable entities from sources of information available to a large-scale Web search engine, namely, search query logs and documents from a Web crawl. Our mining methods generate a diverse set of comparables consisting of entities from a broad class of categories, such as medicines, appliances, electronics, and vacation destinations. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.3 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Content Analysis and Indexing—dictionaries General Terms Algorithms, Design, Experimentation. Ke...
Alpa Jain, Patrick Pantel
Added 26 May 2010
Updated 26 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CIKM
Authors Alpa Jain, Patrick Pantel
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