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In this paper, we propose a system called QueReSeek that realizes Web navigation by using search queries in a community. Web navigation is realized as follows: when a user browsing some Web content, if the Web content is included in the list of results of past search by people in the community, query strings used in the search are shown to the user. To realize this navigation, the system collects queries to search engines and their results, and builds the search query-URL index. It shows relevant queries from the URL of Web content which is browsed by users based on this index. By looking up this database reversely, it can show related query strings to Web contents. Since the search queries in the community are keywords related to information and knowledge of interest within the community, this navigation reflects implicit knowledge in the community. It is useful especially for community members who are not proficient in search. Such users can learn search expertise by following search strings provided by the system. We implemented this proposed method in two ways. We could display relevant queries for approximately 20% of the browsed Web content in this experiment.
Date of Conference: 26-26 April 2008