Discovering key concepts in verbose queries

@inproceedings{Bendersky2008DiscoveringKC,
  title={Discovering key concepts in verbose queries},
  author={Michael Bendersky and W. Bruce Croft},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={2008}
}
Current search engines do not, in general, perform well with longer, more verbose queries. One of the main issues in processing these queries is identifying the key concepts that will have the most impact on effectiveness. In this paper, we develop and evaluate a technique that uses query-dependent, corpus-dependent, and corpus-independent features for automatic extraction of key concepts from verbose queries. We show that our method achieves higher accuracy in the identification of key… CONTINUE READING
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