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Characteristics of the Boolean Web search query: Estimating success from characteristics

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posted on 2023-05-26, 08:09 authored by Patro, S, Malhotra, V
Popular web search engines use Boolean queries as their main interface for users to search their information needs. The paper presents results a user survey employing volunteer web searchers to determine the effectiveness of the Boolean queries in meeting the information needs. A metric for measuring the quality of a web search query is presented. This enables us to relate attributes of the search session and the Boolean query with its success. Certain easily identified characteristics of a good web search query are identified.


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First International conferecne on WEB Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2005)

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Miami, Florida

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