CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BOOLEAN WEB SEARCH QUERY - Estimating success from characteristics

Sunanda Patro, Vishv Malhotra

Abstract

Popular web search engines use Boolean queries as their main interface for users to search their information needs. The paper presents results a user survey employing volunteer web searchers to determine the effectiveness of the Boolean queries in meeting the information needs. A metric for measuring the quality of a web search query is presented. This enables us to relate attributes of the search session and the Boolean query with its success. Certain easily identified characteristics of a good web search query are identified.

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Patro S. and Malhotra V. (2005). CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BOOLEAN WEB SEARCH QUERY - Estimating success from characteristics . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 972-8865-20-1, pages 339-344. DOI: 10.5220/0001226403390344


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@conference{webist05,
author={Sunanda Patro and Vishv Malhotra},
title={CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BOOLEAN WEB SEARCH QUERY - Estimating success from characteristics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2005},
pages={339-344},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001226403390344},
isbn={972-8865-20-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BOOLEAN WEB SEARCH QUERY - Estimating success from characteristics
SN - 972-8865-20-1
AU - Patro S.
AU - Malhotra V.
PY - 2005
SP - 339
EP - 344
DO - 10.5220/0001226403390344