The result cache is a vital component for efficiency of large-scale web search engines, and maintaining the freshness of cached query results is the current research challenge. As a remedy to this problem, our work proposes a new mechanism to identify queries whose cached results are stale. The basic idea behind our mechanism is to maintain and compare… (More)
An important research problem that has recently started to receive attention is the freshness issue in search engine result caches. In the current techniques in literature, the cached search result pages are associated with a fixed time-to-live (TTL) value in order to bound the staleness of search results presented to the users, potentially as part of a… (More)
We propose a new mechanism to predict stale queries in the result cache of a search engine. The novelty of our approach is in the use of timestamps in staleness predictions. We show that our approach incurs very little overhead on the system while its prediction accuracy is comparable to earlier works.