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Di Jiang, Jan Vosecky, Kenneth Wai-Ting Leung, Wilfred Ng
2012 Proceedings of the 21st ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '12  
In this paper, we tackle the problem of discovering latent geographic search topics via mining search engine query logs.  ...  Search engine query log is an important information source that contains millions of users' interests and information needs.  ...  CONCLUSION In this paper, we study the problem of discovering geographic search topics from search engine query logs.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2396761.2398414 dblp:conf/cikm/JiangVLN12 fatcat:6ijhobrxlrf6vi5boc4nbtyi3e

Mining web search topics with diverse spatiotemporal patterns

Di Jiang, Wilfred Ng
2013 Proceedings of the 36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '13  
The SSTM can flexibly support diverse spatiotemporal patterns and seamlessly integrate the unique features in web search such as query words, URLs, timestamps and search sessions.  ...  In this paper, we introduce the Spatiotemporal Search Topic Model (SSTM) to discover the latent topics from web search data with capturing their diverse spatiotemporal patterns simultaneously.  ...  These information should be seamlessly integrated for discovering the web search topics from query log.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2484028.2484124 dblp:conf/sigir/JiangN13 fatcat:enw7672zkfaoxn2zxgpyywwshm

Discovering users' specific geo intention in web search

Xing Yi, Hema Raghavan, Chris Leggetter
2009 Proceedings of the 18th international conference on World wide web - WWW '09  
Discovering users' specific and implicit geographic intention in web search can greatly help satisfy users' information needs.  ...  location, (3) predict cities for queries that have a mention of an entity that is located in a specific place.  ...  of web search logs from a major search engine (Yahoo!)  ... 
doi:10.1145/1526709.1526774 dblp:conf/www/YiRL09 fatcat:kwqifsk4ivdfrjxhhxvwvhmxee

Density based co-location pattern discovery

Xiangye Xiao, Xing Xie, Qiong Luo, Wei-Ying Ma
2008 Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL international conference on Advances in geographic information systems - GIS '08  
For example, if two categories of businesses often locate together, they might be identified as a co-location pattern; if several biologic species frequently live in nearby places, they might be a co-location  ...  Co-location pattern discovery is to find classes of spatial objects that are frequently located together.  ...  Co-located queries discovered from geographic search logs can help query suggestion, location recommendation, and targeted local advertising.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1463434.1463471 dblp:conf/gis/XiaoXLM08 fatcat:7rx2dhhekzadniydnv7m3tt7yq

Vanity fair

Rosie Jones, Ravi Kumar, Bo Pang, Andrew Tomkins
2008 Proceeding of the 17th ACM conference on Information and knowledge mining - CIKM '08  
A recently proposed approach to address privacy concerns in storing web search querylogs is bundling logs of multiple users together.  ...  We begin by quantifying users' propensity to issue own-name vanity queries and geographically revealing queries.  ...  We hope to discover interesting related words by analyzing co-occurrence patterns in these pseudo-documents.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1458082.1458195 dblp:conf/cikm/JonesKPT08 fatcat:ie3ozrnchbgvrdrnlwvwyqhpui

Recommending interesting activity-related local entities

Jie Tang, Ryen W. White, Peter Bailey
2011 Proceedings of the 34th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information - SIGIR '11  
When searching for entities with a strong local character (e.g., a museum), people may also be interested in discovering proximal activity-related entities (e.g., a café).  ...  Geographical proximity is a necessary, but not sufficient, qualifier for recommending other entities such that they are related in a useful manner (e.g., interest in a fish market does not imply interest  ...  [6] , similarly motivated about local relatedness, observed behavior in geographic (local map vertical) search logs and derived mechanisms to identify co-located queries at different geographic region  ... 
doi:10.1145/2009916.2010099 dblp:conf/sigir/TangWB11 fatcat:mtqvhpxcbrhzljjocagmcrpgny

Analysis of geographic queries in a search engine log

Qingqing Gan, Josh Attenberg, Alexander Markowetz, Torsten Suel
2008 Proceedings of the first international workshop on Location and the web - LOCWEB '08  
Search engines can often return better results to users by analyzing features such as user location or geographic terms in web pages and user queries.  ...  This paper studies geographic search queries, i.e., text queries such as "hotel new york" that employ geographical terms in an attempt to restrict results to a particular region or location.  ...  After manual classification, we discovered ¾ queries with geographic intent out of queries in the sample.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1367798.1367806 dblp:conf/www/GanAMS08 fatcat:fxpgojw6zbfkdj4ovnavfc6sta

Using geo-spatial session tagging for smart multicast session discovery

Piyush Harsh, Richard Newman
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 ACM symposium on Applied Computing - SAC '09  
They also provide necessary design changes and give data models and data structures to support seamless location sensitive session retrieval as part of search query results to be furnished to the end user  ...  In this paper authors propose to leverage mDNS architecture by enabling multicast sessions to be tagged using geographical and spatial information based on the channel contents or service provider location  ...  Once the search query reaches the appropriate MSD server, if search-perimeter and coordinates are specified, it locates the corresponding grid position in the sparse matrix structure and descends down  ... 
doi:10.1145/1529282.1529287 dblp:conf/sac/HarshN09 fatcat:xagpi2qpgndgpmwgiiqbd5r4ci

Verification of POI and Location Pairs via Weakly Labeled Web Data

Hsiu-Min Chuang, Chia-Hui Chang
2015 Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '15 Companion  
In this paper, we examine the possibility of using location-related pages on the Web to verify existing POI relations via weakly labeled data, e.g., the co-occurrence of an organization and an address  ...  With the increased popularity of mobile devices and smart phones, location-based services (LBS) have become a common need in our daily life.  ...  log scale 2 log C(s) # of search results for query s in log scale 3 log C(s,a) # of search results for query a+s in log scale 4 R(a+s|a) the ratio of C(a+s) to C(a) 5 R(a+s|s) the ratio of  ... 
doi:10.1145/2740908.2741715 dblp:conf/www/ChuangC15 fatcat:wkajyd567jhcljp7qgnduiaxlu

A Query Understanding Framework for Earth Data Discovery

Yun Li, Yongyao Jiang, Justin C. Goldstein, Lewis J. Mcgibbney, Chaowei Yang
2020 Applied Sciences  
and user query logs.  ...  The semantic query expansion module expands the original query by adding synonyms and acronyms to phrases in the query that was discovered from Web usage data and metadata.  ...  Accordingly, query-user, query-data, and terminology-data co-occurrence matrices are constructed from user logs and metadata for similarity calculation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10031127 fatcat:upw3hqz4kzembenzosqvyyicpi

Web searcher interaction with the metasearch engine

Bernard J. Jansen, Amanda Spink, Sherry Koshman
2007 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
We collect data on geographical location of searchers, use of system feedback, content selection, sessions, queries, and term usage.  ...  In this study, we investigate the usage of, a major Web metasearch engine, with the aim of discovering how Web searchers interact with metasearch engines.  ...  1 Acknowledgment We thank Infospace, Inc. for providing the Web search engine data set without which we could not have conducted this research.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.20555 fatcat:d4ervqwhh5bebie7dk5zjrdnfa

Characterizing local interests and local knowledge

Ryen White, Georg Buscher
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '12  
In this paper, we compare and contrast the search-related interests of these two groups, and when they share a common interest (in our case, for restaurants), we analyze the quality of the venues they  ...  When searching for destinations and activities, the interests and knowledge of locals and non-locals may vary.  ...  Mummidi and Krumm [8] leveraged users' map annotations to discover geographic points of interest. Mehler et al.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2207676.2208283 dblp:conf/chi/WhiteB12 fatcat:vvo6hlu4d5dsdfqntm543wpto4

Fancy a Drink in Canary Wharf?: A User Study on Location-Based Mobile Search [chapter]

Alia Amin, Sian Townsend, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Lynda Hardman
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This method enables us to capture users' explicit behavior (query made), their implicit intention (motivation behind search) and the context (spatial, temporal, and social) in which the search was carried  ...  We also found that most location-based searches are conducted while in the presence of others.  ...  In a generic search, such as searching for a movie trailer or a book, geographical aspects are irrelevant. This is not the case for location-based searches.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03655-2_80 fatcat:phe3gllde5fltoijearxhnqsdu

Identifying and grounding descriptions of places

Simon E. Overell, Stefan M. Rüger
2006 Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval  
This paper outlines our plans to apply the co-occurrence models generated with Wikipedia to solve the problem of disambiguating place names in text using supervised learning techniques.  ...  Geographical Names unique identifier with significantly more accuracy than naïve methods.  ...  In 2004 Sanderson and Kohler analysed Excite's query logs to discover what percentage of queries submitted to a search engine had a geographical term: 18.6% of the queries in their sample had geographical  ... 
dblp:conf/gir/OverellR06 fatcat:un3hc372evezlpxvfl53afthda

Concept-aware geographic information retrieval

Noemi Mauro, Liliana Ardissono, Adriano Savoca
2017 Proceedings of the International Conference on Web Intelligence - WI '17  
Textual queries are largely employed in information retrieval to let users specify search goals in a natural way.  ...  Starting from the recognition of the ontology concepts that the search query refers to, this model exploits the qualifiers specified in the query to select information items on the basis of possibly fine-grained  ...  We thank Angiole a Voghera, Luigi La Riccia, Maurizio Lucenteforte and Gianluca Torta for their work in the OnToMap project.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3106426.3106498 dblp:conf/webi/MauroAS17 fatcat:aqkxholyrnautcex6utikbfnvy
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