Improving web search results for homonyms by suggesting completions from an ontology

Tian Tian, James Geller, Soon Ae Chun

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Abstract

The terms that users pass to search engines are often ambiguous, by referring to homonyms. The search results in these cases are a mixture of links to documents that refer to different meanings of the search terms. Current search engines provide suggested query completion terms as a dropdown list. However, such lists are not well organized, mixing completions for different meanings. In addition, the suggested search phrases are not discriminating enough. We propose an approach to suggesting well organized and visually separated search completions based on ontologies. In addition, our approach supports the use of negative terms to disambiguate the suggested completions in the list. We present an algorithm to generate the suggested search completion terms. We have developed musician and basketball player ontologies and an Ontology-Supported Web Search (OSWS) System for "famous people" that generates the suggested search term completions, based on these ontologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Trends in Web Engineering - 10th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2010 Workshops, Revised Selected Papers
Pages175-186
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 13 2010
Event10th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2010 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 5 2010Jul 9 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6385 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2010
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period7/5/107/9/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Keywords

  • Ontology-supported Web search
  • homonyms
  • negative search terms
  • semantic search methods
  • suggested completions

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