Paper: Ranking Class Labels Using Query Sessions

ACL ID P11-1161
Title Ranking Class Labels Using Query Sessions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011

The role of search queries, as available within query sessions or in isolation from one an- other, in examined in the context of ranking the class labels (e.g., brazilian cities, busi- ness centers, hilly sites) extracted from Web documents for various instances (e.g., rio de janeiro). The co-occurrence of a class la- bel and an instance, in the same query or within the same query session, is used to re- inforce the estimated relevance of the class la- bel for the instance. Experiments over eval- uation sets of instances associated with Web search queries illustrate the higher quality of the query-based, re-ranked class labels, rel- ative to ranking baselines using document- based counts.