A taxonomy of web search

@article{Broder2002ATO,
  title={A taxonomy of web search},
  author={Andrei Z. Broder},
  journal={SIGIR Forum},
  year={2002},
  volume={36},
  pages={3-10}
}
  • A. Broder
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Computer Science
  • SIGIR Forum
Classic IR (information retrieval) is inherently predicated on users searching for information, the so-called "information need". But the need behind a web search is often not informational -- it might be navigational (give me the url of the site I want to reach) or transactional (show me sites where I can perform a certain transaction, e.g. shop, download a file, or find a map). We explore this taxonomy of web searches and discuss how global search engines evolved to deal with web-specific… 

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