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Improving Query Safety at Pinterest

@article{Mahabal2020ImprovingQS,
  title={Improving Query Safety at Pinterest},
  author={A. Mahabal and Yinrui Li and Rajat Raina and Daniel W. Sun and Revati Mahajan and Jure Leskovec},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2006.11511}
}
Query recommendations in search engines is a double edged sword, with undeniable benefits but potential of harm. Identifying unsafe queries is necessary to protect users from inappropriate query suggestions. However, identifying these is non-trivial because of the linguistic diversity resulting from large vocabularies, social-group-specific slang and typos, and because the inappropriateness of a term depends on the context. Here we formulate the problem as query-set expansion, where we are… 

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