Characteristics of the Boolean Web search query: Estimating success from characteristics
conference contributionposted 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.
Event titleFirst International conferecne on WEB Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2005)
Event VenueMiami, Florida
Date of Event (Start Date)2005-05-26
Date of Event (End Date)2005-05-28