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Energy-Efficient Query Processing in Web Search Engines

2018 International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering and Research  
Satisfaction of the search engine users is a key metric for search engine providers.  ...  offline using test collections and metrics such as NDCG (Järvelin and Kekäläinen, 2002) and ERR (Chapelle et al., 2009) ), the relevance of those results is key to user satisfaction.  ... 
doi:10.23883/ijrter.conf.20171201.038.wjhkt fatcat:zkvfyt6infepzcai7xkpbgtzom

Counterfactual Estimation and Optimization of Click Metrics in Search Engines

Lihong Li, Shunbao Chen, Jim Kleban, Ankur Gupta
2015 Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '15 Companion  
The key challenge is the counterfactual nature: in the case of Web search, any change to a component of the search engine may result in a different search result page for the same query, but we normally  ...  Consequently, it appears impossible to accurately estimate online metrics that depend on user feedback, unless the new engine is actually run to serve live users and compared with a baseline in a controlled  ...  For a given spelling correction algorithm, the user's satisfaction can be measured by modeling how the user interacted with the search engine on a real search session.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2740908.2742562 dblp:conf/www/LiCKG15 fatcat:xo5i465tv5cttk2j7tqww4tmta

A branding model for web search engines

Lu Zhang, Bernard J. Jansen, Anna S. Mattila
2012 International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising  
Our findings revealed users' brand relationship with a search engine has a direct effect on their perception of performance by increasing satisfaction and trust, whereas their brand knowledge about a search  ...  Our research aim is to investigate the effect of brands on users' perception of search engine performance in order to provide insights on search engines as services in this unique marketplace.  ...  This study is the first to provide a direct test of the effect of brand relationship for web search engines.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijima.2012.047424 fatcat:426j4dp4xbdv3l7rkq6fx5jy2a

Effective Time Ratio: A Measure for Web Search Engines with Document Snippets [chapter]

Jing He, Baihan Shu, Xiaoming Li, Hongfei Yan
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We further deploy a real user study, showing that effective time ratio can reflect users' satisfaction better than the existing metrics based on document relevance and/or snippet relevance.  ...  Effective time ratio measures the ratio between effective time a user spent on getting relevant information and the total search time.  ...  Some researchers even states that recall is not well founded as a measure of satisfaction [9] . Therefore, precision and its extensions are very important in Web search engine evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17187-1_7 fatcat:lvfhnlprarbkhkj4k2gjs42tsq

First 20 precision among World Wide Web search services (search engines)

H. Vernon Leighton, Jaideep Srivastava
1999 Journal of the American Society for Information Science  
All searching was done from January 31 to March 12, 1997. In the study, steps are taken to ensure that bias has not unduly influenced the evaluation.  ...  Five search engines, Alta Vista, Excite, HotBot, Infoseek, and Lycos, are compared for precision on the first 20 results returned for 15 queries, adding weight for ranking effectiveness.  ...  I would like to thank the reviewers for their advice and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1097-4571(1999)50:10<870::aid-asi4>3.3.co;2-7 fatcat:nbfgpqzoxfg45mlimhlj2niage

Enhancing web search by promoting multiple search engine use

Ryen W. White, Matthew Richardson, Mikhail Bilenko, Allison P. Heath
2008 Proceedings of the 31st annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '08  
Any given Web search engine may provide higher quality results than others for certain queries. Therefore, it is in users' best interest to utilize multiple search engines.  ...  In this paper, we propose and evaluate a framework that maximizes users' search effectiveness by directing them to the engine that yields the best results for the current query.  ...  INTRODUCTION Web search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Live Search provide users with keyword access to Web content.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1390334.1390344 dblp:conf/sigir/WhiteRBH08 fatcat:4tavswoklrdxxjybiybq7j5oia

User Evaluation and Metrics Analysis of a Prototype Web-Based Federated Search Engine for Art and Cultural Heritage

Minas Pergantis, Iraklis Varlamis, Andreas Giannakoulopoulos
2022 Information  
This paper presents the process of designing and developing a Federated Search Engine (FSE) that collects such content from multiple credible sources of the world of Art and Culture and presents it to  ...  Content and metadata concerning a specialized field such as Art and Cultural Heritage are often scattered throughout the World Wide Web, making it hard for end-users to find, especially amid the vast and  ...  In order for someone to find information, they need to enter a web query into the search engine. A web query consists of one or more search terms.  ... 
doi:10.3390/info13060285 fatcat:gyesmln7wverlo3syu4i5mjaku

Auditing Search Engines for Differential Satisfaction Across Demographics

Rishabh Mehrotra, Ashton Anderson, Fernando Diaz, Amit Sharma, Hanna Wallach, Emine Yilmaz
2017 Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion - WWW '17 Companion  
We then propose three methods for measuring latent differences in user satisfaction from observed differences in evaluation metrics.  ...  We first explain the pitfalls of na\"ively comparing the behavioral metrics that are commonly used to evaluate search engines.  ...  One way to assess whether a search engine provides equal access is to look for differences in user satisfaction across demographic groups.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3041021.3054197 dblp:conf/www/MehrotraADSWY17 fatcat:zzjtzgp6cvhuddgfuhkhlycume

The Compass Filter: Search Engine Result Personalization Using Web Communities [chapter]

Apostolos Kritikopoulos, Martha Sideri
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We propose a simple approach to search engine personalization based on Web communities [14] .  ...  User information -in particular, the Web communities whose neighborhoods the user has selected in the past-is used to change the order of the returned search results.  ...  Acknowledgments We are grateful to Stelios Psarakis for his help with the statistical tests.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11577935_12 fatcat:gmutvjhts5ealapbqs4ldfzvxy

Semantifying queries over large-scale Web search engines

Ioannis Papadakis, Michalis Stefanidakis, Sofia Stamou, Ioannis Andreou
2012 Journal of Internet Services and Applications  
In many situations, searching the web is synonymous to information seeking. Currently, web search engines are the most popular vehicle via which people get access to the web.  ...  the underlying search engine.  ...  The proposed work points to directions for future work in a very important field of the web living at the intersection of large-scale search engines, collaborative knowledge and the semantic web.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13174-012-0068-9 fatcat:romlt6wy25bhbeejuwfksxmdhi

A Survey of Faceted Search

Bifan Wei, Jun Liu, Qinghua Zheng, Wei Zhang, Xiaoyu Fu, Boqin Feng
2013 Journal of Web Engineering  
Faceted Search is an exploratory search mechanism, which provides an iterative way to refine search results by a faceted taxonomy.  ...  Then we discuss the metrics for faceted search evaluation, and also highlight the main characteristics of a number of existing faceted search systems.  ...  Introduction Search engines currently have become the indispensable tools for web users to locate information.  ... 
dblp:journals/jwe/WeiLZZFF13 fatcat:forvmcwwunckritj5rgbm6gut4

Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matters

Lucas D. Introna, Helen Nissenbaum
2000 The Information Society  
We argue that such biases, which would lead to a narrowing of the Web's functioning in society, run counter to the basic architecture of the Web as well as to the values and ideals that have fueled widespread  ...  We consider ways of addressing the politics of search engines, raising doubts whether, in particular, the market mechanism could serve as an acceptable corrective.  ...  In an online survey the NDP Group polled 22,000 seekers who accessed search engines to determine their satisfaction with the search engine.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01972240050133634 fatcat:oelseqpr7fbzle7pilephjttpi

Search Engine Query Clustering Using Top-k Search Results

Yuan Hong, Jaideep Vaidya, Haibing Lu
2011 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology  
We propose a novel similarity metric for diverse queries based on the ranked URL results returned by a search engine for queries.  ...  However, clustering search queries effectively is quite challenging, due to the high diversity and arbitrary input by users.  ...  Out of this morass of data, users typically search for the relevant information that they want by posing search queries to search engines.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wi-iat.2011.224 dblp:conf/webi/HongVL11 fatcat:evpnt6qj2bh4bjzyf7tw4kmnhm

Post Purchase Search Engine Marketing

Qianyun Zhang, Shawndra Hill, David Rothschild
2018 Companion of the The Web Conference 2018 on The Web Conference 2018 - WWW '18  
Although consumer behavior in response to search engine marketing has been studied extensively, few efforts have been made to understand how consumers search and respond to ads post purchase.  ...  Employing a unique dataset that combines both search query and purchase data, we examine consumers' searching behavior and response to search engine marketing after purchase.  ...  These metrics have been widely used in the information retrieval literature to measure how satisfied searchers are with search engine results.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3184558.3186583 dblp:conf/www/ZhangHR18 fatcat:nj4ojm4dqnh6hojdpumhz4ve6m

Context in Web Search

Steve Lawrence
2000 IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin  
The Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Data Engineering is published quarterly and is distributed to all TC members.  ...  Membership in the TC on Data Engineering is open to all current members of the IEEE Computer Society who are interested in database systems.  ...  Acknowledgements I would like to thank Jan Pedersen for many helpful conversations about web search, Doug Cook for detailed information about Inktomi's current search results statistics, and Eric Brewer  ... 
dblp:journals/debu/Lawrence00 fatcat:63ktdbsmufgp7oaookz3d72w34
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