SolutionFinder: Intelligent knowledge integration and dissemination for solution retrieval in IT support services

Huajing Li, Maja Vukovic, Gopal Pingali, Wang Chien Lee

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Abstract

Online support centers are emerging as a cost-effective and innovative solution designed to enable end-users to resolve technical problems more effectively without relying on live support from contact center agents. However, the capacity limitation of corporate knowledge bases prevents online support centers from effectively resolving user problems. In addition, traditional textual search techniques employed by most online support centers fall short from accurately interpreting user queries due to the ambiguity of user requests and the heterogeneity of technical problems. In this paper, we present SolutionFinder, an autonomous framework, which dynamically integrates online resources to enrich the knowledge base for IT support systems. SolutionFinder provides context-aware search support to remove the textual ambiguity embedded in user queries. Furthermore, SolutionFinder transforms solution documents into solution paths to analyze their similarity to provide high-quality solution recommendations. Evaluation results suggest by leveraging our proposed algorithms, a support service can accurately locate Web solution resources and provide high-quality services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing
Pages73-80
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
EventSCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing - Bangalore, India
Duration: Sep 21 2009Sep 25 2009

Publication series

NameSCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing

Other

OtherSCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period9/21/099/25/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Li, H., Vukovic, M., Pingali, G., & Lee, W. C. (2009). SolutionFinder: Intelligent knowledge integration and dissemination for solution retrieval in IT support services. In SCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (pp. 73-80). [5284019] (SCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing). https://doi.org/10.1109/SCC.2009.64