Geomodification in Query Rewriting

@inproceedings{Zhang2006GeomodificationIQ,
  title={Geomodification in Query Rewriting},
  author={Wei Vivian Zhang and Benjamin Rey and Eugene Stipp and Rosie Jones},
  booktitle={GIR},
  year={2006}
}
Web searchers signal their geographic intent by using placenames in search queries. They also indicate their flexibility about geographic specificity by reformulating their queries. We conducted experiments on geomodification in query rewriting. We examine both deliberate query rewriting, conducted in user search sessions, and automated query rewriting, with users evaluating the relevance of geo-modified queries. We find geo-specification in 12.7% of user query rewrites in search sessions, and… CONTINUE READING
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