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Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery  2018, Vol. 2 Issue (8): 69-78    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.2096-3467.2018.0109
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Semantic Changes of Queries from Cross-device Searching
Dan Wu(),Liuxing Lu
School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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[Objective] This paper studies the changes of queries from cross-device searching, aiming to improve users’ experience. [Methods] With the help of user experiment, log analysis and cluster analysis, we examined the cross-device search queries for their length, diversity, and the number of keywords, as well as the changing of their semantic similarities. [Results] The length and the keyword numbers of queries from desktop devices were much higher than those from the mobile devices. However, the diversities of queries did not make significant changes. There were W, M, and V patterns for semantic similarities among cross-device search queries. [Limitations] The number of experiment participants needs to be increased, which could generate more queries for future studies. [Conclusions] The changing patterns of query semantic similarities reflects users’ searching strategies, which benefits cross-device searching services.

Key wordsCross-device Search      Device Transitions      Query Formulation      Semantic Change of Query      Cosine Similarity     
Received: 29 January 2018      Published: 08 September 2018

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Dan Wu,Liuxing Lu. Semantic Changes of Queries from Cross-device Searching. Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, 2018, 2(8): 69-78.

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