The use of social context to enhance mobile web search experience

Chapter Title

The use of social context to enhance mobile web search experience

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Department

Computer Science & Engineering Department

Description

Web access, especially through search, is by far one of the most popular operations performed on mobile devices. It is very interesting how the Mobile and Social worlds have significantly converged in many interesting ways, the least of which is the ability to simply access social networks on the move. However, much literature indicates how search results, and in specific mobile search is far from satisfactory in terms of meeting user intent and need. This has ultimately led to the introduction of context-aware web search to obtain more adequate results. In this research, we focus on using social context obtained from user social networks to refine search queries. Our initial target is to propose a system that will ultimately demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating this type of context when conducting mobile search. We also describe how we will utilize this system to classify user queries issued on mobile devices to determine the degree by which social context used, to then reformulate the queries by augmenting relevant context, and then finally ranking the results to match user needs. © 2013 IEEE.

Publication Date

12-1-2013

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Proceedings - SocialCom/PASSAT/BigData/EconCom/BioMedCom 2013

ISBN

SCOPUS_ID:84893611469

Publisher

IEEE

City

Alexandria, VA, USA

First Page

923

Last Page

927

Keywords

Context-awareness, Mobile search, Query classification, Query formulation, Ranking, Social context, Social networks

The use of social context to enhance mobile web search experience

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