An Integrated Architecture for Personalized Query Expansion in Web Search

Alexander Salamanca, Elizabeth Leon

In this paper we present an integrated architecture to perform personalized interactive query expansion in Web search. Our approach is to extract expansion terms in a three stage cycle: 1) keyword extraction with local analysis on search results, 2) keyword extraction with a recommender system on a community of users and 3) an algorithm to personalize the final list of suggestions. Three methods for local analysis and recommender models are presented and evaluated. The user profile is built with latent semantic analysis on search sessions. We prepared a set of experimental scenarios with user studies in order to assess the system. The results obtained shows good performance on the perceived quality by users on suggested terms.

Subjects: 1.10 Information Retrieval; 1.7 Expert Systems

Submitted: May 9, 2008

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