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Mining acronym expansions and their meanings using query click log

Bilyana Taneva, Tao Cheng, Kaushik Chakrabarti, Yeye He
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web - WWW '13  
Our main insight is to leverage "co-clicks" in search engine query click log to mine expansions of acronyms.  ...  To support such online scenarios, we study the offline mining of acronyms and their meanings in this paper.  ...  Our main insight is that acronyms and their various expansions are captured in a search engine query click log.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2488388.2488498 dblp:conf/www/TanevaCCH13 fatcat:2j63nlssg5br7ow7ylljzam3za

Analyzing and evaluating query reformulation strategies in web search logs

Jeff Huang, Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
2009 Proceeding of the 18th ACM conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '09  
In contrast, users often click the same result as their previous query or select no results when forming acronyms and reordering words.  ...  Certain strategies like add/remove words, word substitution, acronym expansion, and spelling correction are more likely to cause clicks, especially on higher ranked results.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers, and Eytan Adar, Nicholas J. Belkin, Edie Rasmussen, Jacob O. Wobbrock for helpful comments on earlier drafts.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1645953.1645966 dblp:conf/cikm/HuangE09 fatcat:rohjxcohwnf3veay2cacvbwrnq

Query Suggestion and Data Fusion in Contextual Disambiguation

Milad Shokouhi, Marc Sloan, Paul N. Bennett, Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Siranush Sarkizova
2015 Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '15  
We evaluate our context-sensitive suggestions against a state-of-the-art baseline using a click-based metric.  ...  The user's search context or background may provide information that disambiguates their information need in order to automatically predict and issue a more effective query.  ...  For instance, queries that are abbreviations and acronyms can be matched to their expanded forms by mining word associations in anchor text from a corpus and query reformulations from query logs [40]  ... 
doi:10.1145/2736277.2741646 dblp:conf/www/ShokouhiSBCS15 fatcat:sqcaxqffl5f4vmlfr6gl2ovaba

Information Retrieval with Verbose Queries

Manish Gupta, Michael Bendersky
2015 Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval  
The current plan is to divide the tutorial into two main parts, each focusing on applications of the discussed techniques to verbose natural language queries.  ...  . • Query Reformulation -Translation-based Language Model [43] . -Random Walks: Query Log-based Term-Query Graph [11] , Click Graph [36] . -Using Anchor Text [15] .  ...  Pre-requisites: Introductory-level knowledge in information retrieval, query log mining, web mining, algorithms, natural language processing and machine learning.  ... 
doi:10.1561/1500000050 fatcat:nh36avhvtnezpokjvjytzoqely

A new approach to intranet search based on information extraction

Hang Li, Yunbo Cao, Jun Xu, Yunhua Hu, Shenjie Li, Dmitriy Meyerzon
2005 Proceedings of the 14th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '05  
Feedbacks from users and system logs show that users consider the approach useful and the system can really help people to find information.  ...  For each type of search, we use information extraction technologies to extract, fuse, and summarize information in advance.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Jin Jiang, Ming Zhou, Avi Shmueli, Kyle Peltonen, Drew DeBruyne, Lauri Ellis, Mark Swenson, and Mark Davies for their supports to the project.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1099554.1099685 dblp:conf/cikm/LiCXHLM05 fatcat:ewoiqdrlpvag3nrznnxdnwvqd4

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.  ...  The query expansion module augments extracted phrases with their synonyms and acronyms learned from Web usage logs and metadata.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10031127 fatcat:upw3hqz4kzembenzosqvyyicpi

Mining Query Logs: Turning Search Usage Data into Knowledge

F. Silvestri
2010 Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval  
We show how search applications may benefit from this kind of analysis by analyzing popular applications of query log mining and their influence on user experience.  ...  The primary focus of this survey is on introducing to the discipline of query mining by showing its foundations and by analyzing the basic algorithms and techniques that are used to extract useful knowledge  ...  I also want to thank the reviewers for all the useful and invaluable comments. Finally, thanks to Francesca who "joyfully" supported me during this journey!  ... 
doi:10.1561/1500000013 fatcat:t4rvgk4igbe6nni5l3khdywmpi

Entity Synonyms for Structured Web Search

Tao Cheng, Hady W. Lauw, Stelios Paparizos
2012 IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering  
We propose an offline, data-driven approach that mines query logs for instances where content creators and web users apply a variety of strings to refer to the same webpages.  ...  Therefore, recognizing the alternative ways people use to reference an entity, is crucial for structured web search.  ...  We used query and click logs from "Bing" Search that were available to us for the months of July to November 2008.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tkde.2011.168 fatcat:roihldkpzzeyje3mxyjbudlsga

BERT-based Acronym Disambiguation with Multiple Training Strategies [article]

Chunguang Pan, Bingyan Song, Shengguang Wang, Zhipeng Luo
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Although it is convenient to use acronyms, sometimes they could be difficult to understand. Identifying the appropriate expansions of an acronym is a practical task in natural language processing.  ...  Acronym disambiguation (AD) task aims to find the correct expansions of an ambiguous ancronym in a given sentence.  ...  There have been a few works (Nadeau and Turney 2005) on automatically mining acronym expansions by leveraging Web data (e.g. click logs, query sessions).  ... 
arXiv:2103.00488v2 fatcat:rnllmywavjbl5onjhhxgejdm54

Probabilistic models for personalizing web search

David Sontag, Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Paul N. Bennett, Ryen W. White, Susan Dumais, Bodo Billerbeck
2012 Proceedings of the fifth ACM international conference on Web search and data mining - WSDM '12  
Our findings demonstrate gains in retrieval performance for queries with high ambiguity, with particularly large improvements for acronym queries.  ...  We propose a generative model of relevance which can be used to infer the relevance of a document to a specific user for a search query.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to Dan Liebling and Josh Feng for assistance with data collection and classification.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2124295.2124348 dblp:conf/wsdm/SontagCBWDB12 fatcat:lufhjzg7ajgazpi4hmev4dpfkm


Henry Allen Feild, James Allan, Joshua Glatt
2011 Proceedings of the 34th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information - SIGIR '11  
The approach works with any search behavior artifact that can be extracted from a search log, including queries, query reformulations, and query-click pairs.  ...  guarantees and the utility of the released data; (3) demonstrate the impact of our approach using two existing research query logs; and (4) describe a pilot study for which we implemented a version of  ...  Query reformulations can represent spelling corrections, related words, acronym expansions, or alternate ways of asking the same question.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2009916.2009969 dblp:conf/sigir/FeildAG11 fatcat:nhhlihlzpvf63hscnckp4s7wcu

Extracting semantic relations from query logs

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Alessandro Tiberi
2007 Proceedings of the 13th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining - KDD '07  
Previous query log analyses were mostly done with just the queries and not the actions that followed after them.  ...  In this paper we study a large query log of more than twenty million queries with the goal of extracting the semantic relations that are implicitly captured in the actions of users submitting queries and  ...  [6, 7, 8, 13] query logs are used to build a query taxonomy, but no user feedback is used.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1281192.1281204 dblp:conf/kdd/Baeza-YatesT07 fatcat:zu3hqfvkgrbczl4qtcblvmfxom

Mining query log graphs towards a query folksonomy

Alexandre P. Francisco, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Arlindo L. Oliveira
2011 Concurrency and Computation  
To evaluate our approach we use a sample of a query log of Yahoo!  ...  When this information is available, an important and interesting challenge is to extract relations from query logs, and, in particular, semantic relations between queries and their terms.  ...  In Figure 2 we plot the geometric mean of the URLs weight contribution versus their size for our query log data.  ... 
doi:10.1002/cpe.1773 fatcat:47gh2ch5unbe3naicqrnogpb6y

Multiword Keyword Recommendation System for Online Advertising

Stamatina Thomaidou, Michalis Vazirgiannis
2011 2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining  
Individuals and companies promote their products or services in search engines through textual ads, alongside the organic search results triggered by a specific query.  ...  As search engines, social networks, and the World Wide Web become more popular and widely used, online advertising turns into a very profitable industry.  ...  Thomaidou is co-financed by the European Union (ESF) and Greek national funds via Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" of the NSRF -Program: Heracleitus II. Prof. M.  ... 
doi:10.1109/asonam.2011.70 dblp:conf/asunam/ThomaidouV11 fatcat:dgtwzxxvgfadrpebt7h45l5moy

Adaptation of the concept hierarchy model with search logs for query recommendation on intranets

Ibrahim Adepoju Adeyanju, Dawei Song, M-Dyaa Albakour, Udo Kruschwitz, Anne De Roeck, Maria Fasli
2012 Proceedings of the 35th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '12  
Two adaptation approaches using query logs with and without click information are compared.  ...  A concept hierarchy created from a document collection can be used for query recommendation on Intranets by ranking terms according to the strength of their links to the query within the hierarchy.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is part of the AutoAdapt research project funded by EPSRC grants EP/F035357/1 and EP/F035705/1.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2348283.2348288 dblp:conf/sigir/AdeyanjuSAKRF12 fatcat:dnmtvt4n3vfbnoqs2mjhnwc67m
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