Paper: Search with Synonyms: Problems and Solutions

ACL ID C10-2151
Title Search with Synonyms: Problems and Solutions
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2010

Search with synonyms is a challenging problem for Web search, as it can eas- ily cause intent drifting. In this paper, wepropose apractical solution tothisis- sue, based on co-clicked query analysis, i.e.,analyzing queriesleadingtoclicking the same documents. Evaluation results on Web search queries show that syn- onyms obtained from this approach con- siderablyoutperformthethesaurusbased synonyms, such as WordNet, in terms of keeping search intent.