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Investigating Per-user Time Sensitivity Of Search Topics

Nagar, Jivashi and Hussein Suleman (2017) Investigating Per-user Time Sensitivity Of Search Topics. In Proceedings First Workshop on Temporal Dynamics in Digital Libraries, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

Search engines give the same results for the same query. They do not consider that a user’s topics of interest may diverge at different times even if the query terms are the same. This paper presents the findings of a study into how different topics of interest of a user are influenced by time. The results show that most of the users have time sensitive search patterns, indicating that they have different topics of interest that are dominant at different times.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Information Retrieval, Query log analysis, Topic Modelling, Users search behaviour, Time sensitive search patterns
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.3 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
ID Code:1227
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:25 November 2017