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From Keywords to Queries: Discovering the User's Intended Meaning

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From Keywords to Queries: Discovering the User's Intended Meaning
Abstract. Regarding web searches, users have become used to keywordbased search interfaces due to their ease of use. However, this implies a semantic gap between the user's information need and the input of search engines, as keywords are a simplification of the real user query. Thus, the same set of keywords can be used to search different information. Besides, retrieval approaches based only on syntactic matches with user keywords are not accurate enough when users look for information not so popular on the Web. So, there is a growing interest in developing semantic search engines that overcome these limitations. In this paper, we focus on the front-end of semantic search systems and propose an approach to translate a list of user keywords into an unambiguous query, expressed in a formal language, that represents the exact semantics intended by the user. We aim at not sacrificing any possible interpretation while avoiding generating semantically equivalent queries. To do so, we ...
Carlos Bobed, Raquel Trillo, Eduardo Mena, Sergio
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where WISE
Authors Carlos Bobed, Raquel Trillo, Eduardo Mena, Sergio Ilarri
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