An analysis of web proxy logs with query distribution pattern approach for search engines

Mona Taghavi, Ahmed Patel, Nikita Schmidt, Christopher Wills, Yiqi Tew

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    Abstract

    This study presents an analysis of users' queries directed at different search engines to investigate trends and suggest better search engine capabilities. The query distribution among search engines that includes spawning of queries, number of terms per query and query lengths is discussed to highlight the principal factors affecting a user's choice of search engines and evaluate the reasons of varying the length of queries. The results could be used to develop long to short term business plans for search engine service providers to determine whether or not to opt for more focused topic specific search offerings to gain better market share.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)162-170
    Number of pages9
    JournalComputer Standards and Interfaces
    Volume34
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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    Keywords

    • Distributed search engines
    • Proxy server logs
    • Query analysis
    • Search engines
    • Web search services

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    An analysis of web proxy logs with query distribution pattern approach for search engines. / Taghavi, Mona; Patel, Ahmed; Schmidt, Nikita; Wills, Christopher; Tew, Yiqi.

    In: Computer Standards and Interfaces, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 162-170.

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    Taghavi, Mona ; Patel, Ahmed ; Schmidt, Nikita ; Wills, Christopher ; Tew, Yiqi. / An analysis of web proxy logs with query distribution pattern approach for search engines. In: Computer Standards and Interfaces. 2012 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 162-170.
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