Search Engines Learn From Search Query Sequences

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Whenever someone searches at a search engine, they not only get information in response to their search, but they also provide information to the search engine about the things they are searching for – information that the search engine might find useful in helping other searchers. If that searcher performs another search related to their … Read more Search Engines Learn From Search Query Sequences

Phone Keyboards and Seachers Using Predictive Query Suggestions

A few years back, finding myself stranded on the side of the road with a broken down pickup truck and being over an hour’s drive from home, I convinced myself to finally get a mobile phone. I didn’t necessarily want to have a phone hanging at my side all of the time, and I didn’t … Read more Phone Keyboards and Seachers Using Predictive Query Suggestions

How Search Engines May Substitute Search Terms for Yours

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When you search for something at a search engine, the search engine might not just try to find pages on the web which match the keywords that you searched with, but may first try to expand upon those keywords by finding similar or related terms, and may substitute search terms for the ones you have … Read more How Search Engines May Substitute Search Terms for Yours

Community Tagging and Ranking in Images of Landmarks

In addition to collecting a lot of information about the Web by using crawling programs to index content across the internet, search engines can learn a lot about pages and images and videos and other objects on the web by watching what we choose when we search, by seeing how we browse web pages through … Read more Community Tagging and Ranking in Images of Landmarks

A Personalized Search Using Advanced Search Operators

Search engines often provide an “advanced search” page, where a searcher can define search results they receive in many ways, beyond the simpler keyword search found on the front page search at those search engines. For example, Yahoo’s advanced web page search lets searchers select a combination of different search limitations, such as: Different relationships … Read more A Personalized Search Using Advanced Search Operators