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SIGIR
2012
ACM
7 years 17 days ago
To index or not to index: time-space trade-offs in search engines with positional ranking functions
Positional ranking functions, widely used in web search engines, improve result quality by exploiting the positions of the query terms within documents. However, it is well known ...
Diego Arroyuelo, Senén González, Mau...
SIGIR
2012
ACM
7 years 17 days ago
Fighting against web spam: a novel propagation method based on click-through data
Combating Web spam is one of the greatest challenges for Web search engines. State-of-the-art anti-spam techniques focus mainly on detecting varieties of spam strategies, such as ...
Chao Wei, Yiqun Liu, Min Zhang, Shaoping Ma, Liyun...
WSDM
2012
ACM
285views Data Mining» more  WSDM 2012»
7 years 5 months ago
Probabilistic models for personalizing web search
We present a new approach for personalizing Web search results to a specific user. Ranking functions for Web search engines are typically trained by machine learning algorithms u...
David Sontag, Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Paul N. Benn...
CIKM
2011
Springer
7 years 10 months ago
Personalizing web search results by reading level
Traditionally, search engines have ignored the reading difficulty of documents and the reading proficiency of users in computing a document ranking. This is one reason why Web se...
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Paul N. Bennett, Ryen W. W...
SIGIR
2011
ACM
8 years 29 days ago
Why searchers switch: understanding and predicting engine switching rationales
Search engine switching is the voluntary transition between Web search engines. Engine switching can occur for a number of reasons, including user dissatisfaction with search resu...
Qi Guo, Ryen W. White, Yunqiao Zhang, Blake Anders...
KCAP
2011
ACM
8 years 1 months ago
Multipedia: enriching DBpedia with multimedia information
Enriching knowledge bases with multimedia information makes it possible to complement textual descriptions with visual and audio information. Such complementary information can he...
Andrés García-Silva, Max Jakob, Pabl...
ECIR
2011
Springer
8 years 1 months ago
SkipBlock: Self-indexing for Block-Based Inverted List
In large web search engines the performance of Information Retrieval systems is a key issue. Block-based compression methods are often used to improve the search performance, but c...
Stéphane Campinas, Renaud Delbru, Giovanni ...
DASFAA
2011
IEEE
251views Database» more  DASFAA 2011»
8 years 1 months ago
Towards Web Search by Sentence Queries: Asking the Web for Query Substitutions
In this paper, we propose a method to search the Web for sentence substitutions for a given sentence query. Our method uses only lexico-syntactic patterns dynamically generated fro...
Yusuke Yamamoto, Katsumi Tanaka
CHI
2011
ACM
8 years 1 months ago
No clicks, no problem: using cursor movements to understand and improve search
Understanding how people interact with search engines is important in improving search quality. Web search engines typically analyze queries and clicked results, but these actions...
Jeff Huang, Ryen W. White, Susan T. Dumais
CHI
2011
ACM
8 years 1 months ago
Enhancing credibility judgment of web search results
In this paper, we propose a system for helping users to judge the credibility of Web search results and to search for credible Web pages. Conventional Web search engines present o...
Yusuke Yamamoto, Katsumi Tanaka
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