September 27, 2017

Lyes Limam: Semantic usage analysis: A clustering approach


The presentation discusses a query clustering approach to analyse the users’ interests that are implied in a search query log. First, a general framework for semantic usage analysis is presented where the clustering step is shown as one of its components. Then, the query clustering algorithm is presented in addition to the results obtained by applying the algorithm to a set of real life query logs. In the end, it is shown how the query clustering contributes in user community construction and resource aggregation .