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A term-based methodology for query reformulation understanding

Marc Sloan, Hui Yang, Jun Wang
2015 Information retrieval (Boston)  
In this paper we present a novel term-based methodology for understanding and interpreting query reformulation actions.  ...  We identify and evaluate a range of term-based query reformulation strategies and show that our methods provide valuable insight into understanding query reformulation in session search.  ...  Discussion Our novel methodology and term-based approach to understanding query reformulation leads to some interesting as well as expected results.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10791-015-9251-5 fatcat:onlkjvyuovdhbiadeciimn5k5a

A Systematic Literature Review of Automated Query Reformulations in Source Code Search [article]

Mohammad Masudur Rahman, Chanchal K. Roy
2021 arXiv   pre-print
First, to date, eight major methodologies (e.g., term weighting, query-term co-occurrence analysis, thesaurus lookup) have been adopted in query reformulation.  ...  As a part of change implementation, they often choose a few important keywords from a change request as an ad hoc query.  ...  A solid understanding of these patterns could encourage novel tools both for bug understanding and even for bug fixing. 5.9 Promises of PageRank Algorithm in term weighting and source code retrieval  ... 
arXiv:2108.09646v1 fatcat:7eweftlz4bff5gitbru7et5644

Struggling and Success in Web Search

Daan Odijk, Ryen W. White, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Susan T. Dumais
2015 Proceedings of the 24th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management - CIKM '15  
To broaden our understanding of the struggling process beyond the behavioral signals in log data, we develop and utilize a crowd-sourced labeling methodology.  ...  ., the pivotal query). We use our findings to propose ways in which systems can help searchers reduce struggling.  ...  Based on this, we propose a new taxonomy for intent-based query reformulation that goes beyond the superficial lexical analysis commonly applied in the analysis of query transitions (see [21] ).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2806416.2806488 dblp:conf/cikm/OdijkWAD15 fatcat:av4dtkyftna3ljgixqvkrma35e

What Can Task Teach Us About Query Reformulations? [chapter]

Lynda Tamine, Jesús Lovón Melgarejo, Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat
2020 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A significant amount of prior research has been devoted to understanding query reformulations.  ...  users' query reformulations.  ...  As usually done in previous work for query autocompletion [13] and next query prediction [3, 24, 27] , we adopt a train-test methodology.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-45439-5_42 fatcat:6mgbbxn3j5f4ncdit7uj5ih6ia

Internet usage transaction log studies: The next generation

Dietmar Wolfram, Bernard Jim Jansen., Soo Young Rieh, Amanda Spink, Peiling Wang
2006 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
To better understand query reformulation behaviors, for instance, diverse patterns can be identified by examining search logs in terms of interactive and iterative processes rather than merely calculating  ...  If a system is capable of understanding user needs at a conceptual level, not merely user queries at a symbolic level, the same query from different searchers may be processed quite differently based on  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.1450420146 fatcat:npmtj2bedre3tezzlglmqozs2i

Regional Effects on Query Reformulation Patterns [chapter]

Steph Jesper, Paul Clough, Mark Hall
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A total of 1,700 sessions involving 9,447 queries from 17 countries were manually analyzed for their semantic composition and pairs of queries for their reformulation type.  ...  Results show country-level variations for the types of queries commonly issued and typical patterns of query reformulation.  ...  The first type reflects the situation in which a user refines a query to be more specific, typically by adding terms to a query.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40501-3_42 fatcat:ekr2r4crmfg3recy4qwiofq2ju

Why-type Question to Query Reformulation for efficient Document Retrieval

2022 International Journal of Information Retrieval Research  
The paper analyzes different types of why-questions and proposes an algorithm for each class to determine the focus and reformulate it into a query by appending focal terms and cue phrase 'because' with  ...  Further, a user interface is implemented which asks input why-question, applies different components of question , reformulates it and finally retrieve web pages by posing query to Google search engine  ...  Query expansion expands query based on (a) relevance feedback by finding co-occurring terms, (b) query terms appended by their synonyms retrieved from WordNet and (c) retrieved informative terms for expansion  ... 
doi:10.4018/ijirr.289948 fatcat:6vqkvfyw55bv5nzlzewzaxqsna

Assessing effectiveness of query reformulations: Analysis of user-generated information retrieval diaries

Soohyung Joo, Jee Yeon Lee
2011 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
This study is one of a few studies that employed a diary method and assessed query reformulation effectiveness directly from users' ratings.  ...  Keywords Query reformulation, types of query reformulations, information retrieval dairy, search result improvement  ...  However, a query log analysis that has been applied in most previous query reformulation studies has a critical limitation, namely lack of understanding associated context.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.2011.14504801272 fatcat:o67ovz7mfjfobfrxdbw4xcthpu

Query Expansion using Semantic Network for Information Retrieval in Telugu Language

2019 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
In Query expansion, if the added query term is an ambiguous word, accuracy of relevant documents will be very less.  ...  Query plays a major role in information retrieval system, as a result relevant and non relevant documents are retrieved.  ...  A query added term is a ambiguous word, a word having multiple senses in different context. A Query is reformulated by adding the appropriate meaning of the query term in the given context.  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijrte.b1586.078219 fatcat:sddyynudvrcmvne5eufp4d6jhm

Analysis of multiple query reformulations on the web: The interactive information retrieval context

Soo Young Rieh, Hong (Iris) Xie
2006 Information Processing & Management  
Adapting SaracevicÕs stratified model, the authors develop a model of Web query reformulation based on the results of the study.  ...  This study examines the facets and patterns of multiple Web query reformulations with a focus on reformulation sequences.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors wish to thank Yong-Mi Kim for her assistance in data analysis and the two anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments on an earlier version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2005.05.005 fatcat:geg4rqrulrd73ioqzwlrbion54

Tweet Contextualization: a Strategy Based on Document Retrieval Using Query Enrichment and Automatic Summarization

Jorge Vivaldi, Iria da Cunha
2013 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
The methodology for the task in English includes three stages. First, automatic reformulations of the initial queries provided for the task, that is, the tweets, are performed.  ...  Regarding the pilot task for Spanish, our strategy includes a first stage where automatic reformulations of the initial queries provided for the task (similar to English) are carried out.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partially financed by the Spanish projects RICOTERM 4 (FFI2010-21365-C03-01) and APLE 2 (FFI2012-37260), and a Juan de la Cierva grant (JCI-2011-09665).  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/VivaldiC13 fatcat:keeos2dyfbeczixhiipa7jbcy4

Intent term selection and refinement in e-commerce queries [article]

Saurav Manchanda, Mohit Sharma, George Karypis
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In e-commerce, a user tends to search for the desired product by issuing a query to the search engine and examining the retrieved results.  ...  Moreover, for the tasks of identifying the important terms in a query and for predicting the additional terms that represent product intent, experiments illustrate that our approaches outperform the non-contextual  ...  EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGY 5.1 Dataset To understand the query reformulation patterns in product search, we analyzed the historical search logs of a major e-commerce retailer 3 and looked at the query transitions  ... 
arXiv:1908.08564v1 fatcat:oyki5pcocrebdonzek2evkfiwy

Simple but Effective Knowledge-Based Query Reformulations for Precision Medicine Retrieval

Stefano Marchesin, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Maristella Agosti
2021 Information  
In particular, a specific subset of query reformulations allow retrieval models to achieve top performing results in all the considered test collections.  ...  In this regard, we propose several simple but effective knowledge-based query expansion and reduction techniques, and we evaluate them for the medical domain.  ...  Based on the results achieved in the previous studies, we perform an a posteriori analysis to understand the effectiveness of the query reformulations developed for clinical trials retrieval over the three  ... 
doi:10.3390/info12100402 fatcat:b2tiwkuyf5hzrfkst2oesitn74

CODEC: Complex Document and Entity Collection [article]

Iain Mackie, Paul Owoicho, Carlos Gemmell, Sophie Fischer, Sean MacAvaney, Jeffrey Dalton
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The manual runs include 387 query reformulations, providing data for query performance prediction and automatic rewriting evaluation.  ...  We also show that the manual query reformulations significantly improve document ranking and entity ranking performance.  ...  Additionally, we'd like to acknowledge Federico Rossetto for his support and help with visualisation.  ... 
arXiv:2205.04546v2 fatcat:jqt5iaxwnnd4lbkv2aotvpd4py

Query Morphing: A Proximity-Based Approach for Data Exploration [chapter]

Jay Patel, Vikram Singh
2018 From Natural to Artificial Intelligence - Algorithms and Applications  
We proposed 'Query morphing', an approach for query reformulation based on data exploration. Identified design concerns and implementation constraints are also discussed for the proposed approach.  ...  Fundamental understanding of complex schema and content is necessary for formulating data retrieval request.  ...  For successful reformulation it is better to understand the searchers intend and for that query rewriting can be a good option for query transformation.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.77073 fatcat:qiufy2fmwzgezkryyxizgu5krq
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