Identifying common user behaviour in multilingual search logs
Ghorab, M. Rami and Leveling, Johannes and Zhou, Dong and Jones, Gareth J.F. and Wade, Vincent (2010) Identifying common user behaviour in multilingual search logs. In: Multilingual Information Access Evaluation I. Text Retrieval Experiments,10th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum . CLEF 2009, Corfu, Greece.
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The LADS (Log Analysis for Digital Societies) task at CLEF
aims at investigating user actions in a multilingual setting. We carried out an analysis of search logs with the objectives of investigating how users from different linguistic or cultural backgrounds behave in search,
and how the discovery of patterns in user actions could be used for community identification. The findings confirm that users from a different background behave differently, and that there are identifiable patterns in the user actions. The findings suggest that there is scope for further investigation of how search logs can be exploited to personalise and improve cross-language search as well as improve the TEL search system.
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