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A Taxonomy of Web Search

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A Taxonomy of Web Search
Abstract
Classic IR (information retrieval) is inherently predicated on users searching for information, the so-called "information need". But the need behind a web search is often not informational -- it might be navigational (give me the url of the site I want to reach) or transactional (show me sites where I can perform a certain transaction, e.g. shop, download a file, or find a map). We explore this taxonomy of web searches and discuss how global search engines evolved to deal with web-specific needs.
Publication
SIGIR Forum
Volume
36
Issue
2
Pages
3–10
Date
September 2002
Language
en
DOI
10.1145/792550.792552
ISSN
0163-5840
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2018-08-03T16:55:22Z
Library Catalog
ACM Digital Library
Citation
Broder, A. (2002). A Taxonomy of Web Search. SIGIR Forum, 36(2), 3–10. https://doi.org/10.1145/792550.792552
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