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Why Is this User Asking so Many Questions? Explaining Sequences of Queries

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Why Is this User Asking so Many Questions? Explaining Sequences of Queries
A sequence of queries submitted by a database user within a short period of time may have a single, illuminating explanation. In this paper we consider sequences of single-record queries, and attempt to guess what information their authors may be trying to accumulate. Query sequences may reflect clandestine intentions, where users attempt to avoid direct queries which may disclose their true interests, preferring instead to obtain the same information by means of sequences of smaller, less conspicuous, queries. Sequences of queries may also reflect attempts to circumvent retrieval restrictions, where users attempt to approximate information which is inaccessible, with sequences of legitimate requests (in the latter case, our explanations may lead database owners to either tighten access, or, conversely, to reorganize their interfaces to facilitate access). Because the true objective of a sequence may be clouded by the retrieval of spurious records, our approach considers all the possib...
Aybar C. Acar, Amihai Motro
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Updated 30 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where DBSEC
Authors Aybar C. Acar, Amihai Motro
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