HOW DO GREEK SEARCHERS FORM THEIR WEB QUERIES?

Fotis Lazarinis

Abstract

This paper presents an initial analysis of a large log of Greek Web queries. The main aim of the study is to understand how users form their queries. The analysis showed that users include terms of low discriminatory value and form their queries in various non lemmatised forms. Lower case queries are the most common case, although several query instances are in upper case. Accent marks are usually left out by query terms. These conclusions could be utilized by local and worldwide search engines so as to improve the services offered to the Greek Web community and to users of other morphologically complex natural languages.

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in Harvard Style

Lazarinis F. (2007). HOW DO GREEK SEARCHERS FORM THEIR WEB QUERIES? . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-78-8, pages 404-407. DOI: 10.5220/0001277104040407


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist07,
author={Fotis Lazarinis},
title={HOW DO GREEK SEARCHERS FORM THEIR WEB QUERIES?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={404-407},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001277104040407},
isbn={978-972-8865-78-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - HOW DO GREEK SEARCHERS FORM THEIR WEB QUERIES?
SN - 978-972-8865-78-8
AU - Lazarinis F.
PY - 2007
SP - 404
EP - 407
DO - 10.5220/0001277104040407