We analyzed transaction logs of a set of 51,473 queries posed by 18,113 users of Excite, a major Internet search service. We provide data on: (i) queries - the number of search terms, and the use of logic and modifiers, (ii) sessions - changes in queries during a session, number of pages viewed, and use of relevance feedback, and (iii) terms - their rank/frequency distribution and the most highly used search terms. Common mistakes are also observed. Implications are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||SIGIR Forum (ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval)|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Management Information Systems
- Hardware and Architecture