Searching the world wide web for local services and facilities: A review on the patterns of location-based queries

Asadi, Saeid, Chang, Chung-Yi, Zhou, Xiaofang and Diederich, Joachim (2005). Searching the world wide web for local services and facilities: A review on the patterns of location-based queries. In: W. Fan, Z. Wu and J. Yang, Lecture notes in computer science online series: Proceedings of the Advances in Web-Age Information Management: 6th International Conference, WAIM2005.. 6th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management, WAIM 2005, Hangzhou, China, (91-101). 11-13 October, 2005. doi:10.1007/11563952


Author Asadi, Saeid
Chang, Chung-Yi
Zhou, Xiaofang
Diederich, Joachim
Title of paper Searching the world wide web for local services and facilities: A review on the patterns of location-based queries
Conference name 6th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management, WAIM 2005
Conference location Hangzhou, China
Conference dates 11-13 October, 2005
Proceedings title Lecture notes in computer science online series: Proceedings of the Advances in Web-Age Information Management: 6th International Conference, WAIM2005.   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Advances in Web-Age Information Management, Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer Berlin
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/11563952
ISBN 3-540-29227-6
ISSN 0302-9743
1611-3349
Editor W. Fan
Z. Wu
J. Yang
Volume 3739
Start page 91
End page 101
Total pages 11
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Many queries sent to search engines refer to specific locations in the world. Location-based queries try to find local services and facilities around the user’s environment or in a particular area. This paper reviews the specifications of geospatial queries and discusses the similarities and differences between location-based queries and other queries. We introduce nine patterns for location-based queries containing either a service name alone or a service name accompanied by a location name. Our survey indicates that at least 22% of the Web queries have a geospatial dimension and most of these can be considered as location-based queries. We propose that location-based queries should be treated different from general queries to produce more relevant results.
Subjects E1
280108 Database Management
700103 Information processing services
Q-Index Code E1
Additional Notes Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Title: Advances in Web-Age Information Management

 
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