Web searching in Chinese: A study of a search engine in Hong Kong

@article{Chau2007WebSI,
  title={Web searching in Chinese: A study of a search engine in Hong Kong},
  author={Michael Chau and Xiao Fang and Christopher C. Yang},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2007},
  volume={58},
  pages={1044-1054}
}
been conducted on the query logs in search engines that are primarily English-based (e.g., Excite and AltaVista), only a few of them have studied the information-seeking behavior on the Web in non-English languages. In this article, we report the analysis of the search-query logs of a search engine that focused on Chinese. Three months of search-query logs of Timway, a search engine based in Hong Kong, were collected and analyzed. Metrics on sessions, queries, search topics, and character usage… CONTINUE READING