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Acquiring Explicit User Goals from Search Query Logs

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3 Author(s)
Strohmaier, M. ; Graz Univ. of Technol. & Know-Center, Graz ; Prettenhofer, P. ; Kroll, M.

Knowledge about user goals is crucial for realizing the vision of intelligent agents acting upon user intent on the Web. In a departure from existing approaches, this paper proposes a novel approach to the problem of user goal acquisition: The utilization of search query logs for this task. The paper makes the following contributions: (a) it presents an automatic method for the acquisition of user goals from search query logs with useful precision/recall scores (b) it provides insights into the nature and some characteristics of these goals and (c) it shows that the goals acquired from query logs exhibit traits of a long tail distribution.

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Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, 2008. WI-IAT '08. IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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9-12 Dec. 2008