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Author: Silviu Cucerzan

Affiliation: Microsoft Research, United States

ISBN: 978-989-8425-28-7

Keyword(s): Web search, Queries, Capitalization, Truecasing, Ranking.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Pre-Processing and Post-Processing for Data Mining ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: We investigate the capitalization features of queries submitted to Web search engines and the relation between capitalization information, either as received from users or as hypothesized based on Web statistics, and search relevance. We observe that users tend to lowercase words in their queries significantly more often than as predicted from Web data. More importantly, we determine that document relevance is strongly correlated with the matching in capitalization between the instances of query tokens in the target document and the tokens of the truecased form of the query as obtained by using Web n-gram data.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Cucerzan, S. (2010). DOES CAPITALIZATION MATTER IN WEB SEARCH?.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: KDIR, (IC3K 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-28-7, pages 302-306. DOI: 10.5220/0003102503020306

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author={Silviu Cucerzan.},
title={DOES CAPITALIZATION MATTER IN WEB SEARCH?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: KDIR, (IC3K 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={302-306},
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doi={10.5220/0003102503020306},
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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: KDIR, (IC3K 2010)
TI - DOES CAPITALIZATION MATTER IN WEB SEARCH?
SN - 978-989-8425-28-7
AU - Cucerzan, S.
PY - 2010
SP - 302
EP - 306
DO - 10.5220/0003102503020306

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