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Wikipedia pages as entry points for book search

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Wikipedia pages as entry points for book search
A lot of the world’s knowledge is stored in books, which, as a result of recent mass-digitisation efforts, are increasingly available online. Search engines, such as Google Books, provide mechanisms for searchers to enter this vast knowledge space using queries as entry points. In this paper, we view Wikipedia as a summary of this world knowledge and aim to use this resource to guide users to relevant books. Thus, we investigate possible ways of using Wikipedia as an intermediary between the user’s query and a collection of books being searched. We experiment with traditional query expansion techniques, exploiting Wikipedia articles as rich sources of information that can augment the user’s query. We then propose a novel approach based on link distance in an extended Wikipedia graph: we associate books with Wikipedia pages that cite these books and use the link distance between these nodes and the pages that match the user query as an estimation of a book’s relevance to the qu...
Marijn Koolen, Gabriella Kazai, Nick Craswell
Added 19 May 2010
Updated 19 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where WSDM
Authors Marijn Koolen, Gabriella Kazai, Nick Craswell
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