Query reformulation mining: models, patterns, and applications

  title={Query reformulation mining: models, patterns, and applications},
  author={Paolo Boldi and Francesco Bonchi and Carlos Castillo and Sebastiano Vigna},
  journal={Information Retrieval},
Understanding query reformulation patterns is a key task towards next generation web search engines. If we can do that, then we can build systems able to understand and possibly predict user intent, providing the needed assistance at the right time, and thus helping users locate information more effectively and improving their web-search experience. As a step in this direction, we build a very accurate model for classifying user query reformulations into broad classes (generalization… CONTINUE READING
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