The Web is filled with acronyms, and you can’t get away from them. Many queries searched for on the Web contain acronyms.
Often people will search using an acronym, and then perform another search with the acronym expanded. Can a search engine learn from such queries by looking at pairs of searches like that, first for an acronym, and then for the expansion of the acronym?
In the top ten results of a search on Google for [BAC], I come up with:
- Bank of America
- Blood alcohol content
- International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)
- Boston Architectural College
- Baltimore Aircoil
If I were searching for the [Boston Architectural College], and used the acronym for it first, I might be tempted to expand the acronym to the full name of the school, in a new search.