Query log analysis in the context of information retrieval for children


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Duarte Torres, Sergio and Hiemstra, Djoerd and Serdyukov, Pavel (2010) Query log analysis in the context of information retrieval for children. In: 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, July 19-23, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Abstract:In this paper we analyze queries and sessions intended to satisfy children's information needs using a large-scale query log. The aim of this analysis is twofold: i) To identify differences between such queries and sessions, and general queries and sessions; ii) To enhance the query log by including annotations of queries, sessions, and actions for future research on information retrieval for children. We found statistically significant differences between the set of general purpose and queries seeking for content intended for children. We show that our findings are consistent with previous studies on the physical behavior of children using Web search engines.
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/75359
Official URL:http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1835449.1835646
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