Tagging allows people to assign labels to contents using keywords, so that they can share what they find, recall what they’ve looked at before, and discover content that others have labeled. Tagging can also be prone to spam, and to bad suggestions for tags. A Goodness Measure might be used to offer suggestions for tags, … Read more Yahoo Collaborative Tagging Suggestions Use Goodness to Combat Tag Spam
I really haven’t taken a close up look at ChaCha Search before today, but the idea is interesting – using human search guides whom can ask you specific questions about what you are looking for, and who will help you find answers. A question raised by the approach is how well can it scale – … Read more ChaCha Search – Is People Powered Search Better?
When we talk about the results that show up in search engines, we often do so in terms related to relevance and importance of those results. Sometimes the results we see, and that we don’t see, are influenced by other factors, such as steps taken by the search engines to reduce the amount of work … Read more Why Sometimes Best Search Results aren’t Always Top Search Results
Semantic Units Found in Search Queries When searchers type a query into a search engine, it isn’t uncommon for them to use more than one word. It also isn’t unusual for those words to be a semantically meaningful phrase rather than just a list of keywords. Multiple search terms entered by a user are often … Read more Google Patent Granted on Semantic Units (Meaningful Compounds)
Query Revisions Suggestions Can Be Based Upon Landing Pages It’s getting pretty common for search engines to suggest query revisions when someone does a search these days. One common query revision strategy is to look at the query sessions from previous searchers who used the same query, and see how they might have revised their … Read more Looking at Final Landing Pages for Suggestions for Query Revisions