The other day I posted about a paper presented at the SIGIR conference a few week's ago. Apparently, that got Findory CEO, Greg Linden, looking for other papers from the conference. Well, he found, "Personalized Search via Automated Analysis of Interests and Activities" from Microsoft Research. Greg shares a few thoughts about it in this GWG blog post.
Another paper and a very interesting read from Microsoft Research (also presented at the SIGIR conference), is titled: Detecting Dominant Locations from Search Queries (PDF). This Search-Science blog post provides a summary.
Want More? Here's a selected list of other search-related research papers that MSR presented at SIGIR. The links will take you to an abstract where you'll also find access to the full text.
- A Study of Relevance Propagation for Web Search
- Detecting Phrase-Level Duplication on the World Wide Web
- Exploiting the Hierarchical Structure for Link Analysis
- Improving Web Search Results Using Affinity Graph
- Title Extraction from Bodies of HTML Documents and its Application to Web Page Retrieval
- Web-Page Summarization Using Clickthrough Data