Paper: Gazpacho and summer rash: lexical relationships from temporal patterns of web search queries

ACL ID D09-1109
Title Gazpacho and summer rash: lexical relationships from temporal patterns of web search queries
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

In this paper we investigate temporal pat- terns of web search queries. We carry out several evaluations to analyze the proper- ties of temporal profiles of queries, reveal- ing promising semantic and pragmatic re- lationships between words. We focus on two applications: query suggestion and query categorization. The former shows a potential for time-series similarity mea- sures to identify specific semantic relat- edness between words, which results in state-of-the-art performance in query sug- gestion while providing complementary information to more traditional distribu- tional similarity measures. The query cat- egorization evaluation suggests that the temporal profile alone is not a strong in- dicator of broad topical categories.