A probabilistic model based approach for blended search

  title={A probabilistic model based approach for blended search},
  author={Ning Liu and Jun Yan and Zheng Chen},
In this paper, we propose to model the blended search problem by assuming conditional dependencies among queries, VSEs and search results. The probability distributions of this model are learned from search engine query log through unigram language model. Our experimental exploration shows that, (1) a large number of queries in generic Web search have vertical search intentions; and (2) our proposed algorithm can effectively blend vertical search results into generic Web search, which can… CONTINUE READING