Saeid Asadi

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Many queries sent to search engines refer to specific locations in the world. Location-based queries try to find local services and facilities around the user's environment or in a particular area. This paper reviews the specifications of geospatial queries and discusses the similarities and differences between location-based queries and other queries. We(More)
A location-based search engine must be able to find and assign proper locations to Web resources. Host, content and metadata location information are not sufficient to describe the location of resources as they are ambiguous or unavailable for many documents. We introduce target location as the location of users of Web resources. Target location is(More)
Location­based web searching is one of the popular tasks expected from the search engines. A location­based query consists of a topic and a reference location. Unlike general web search, in location­based search it is expected to find and rank documents which are not only related to the query topic but also geographically related to the location which the(More)
The World Wide Web has developed fast and many people use search engines to capture information from the Web. This article reviews past, present and future of search engines. Papers published in four major Web and information management conferences were surveyed to track research interests in the last five years. Web search and information retrieval topics(More)
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