Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Yahoo! API provides key-term extraction ability

Yahoo!'s content analysis web service can extract significant words and phrases from text.
John Herren's Yahoo! News Tag Soup is a representative application of this tool.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Automatic Identification of User Goals in Web Search

Dr. Junghoo Cho's research group recently has a very nice paper on classifying Web queries into two categories (navigational or informational) using user-click behavior and anchor-link distribution features.
Uichin Lee, Zhenyu Liu, Junghoo Cho. "Automatic Identification of User Goals in Web Search." In Proceedings of the 14th International World Wide Web Conference 2005, Chiba, Japan, May 2005.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

KDD-Cup 2005

This year, the KDD-Cup competition is about classifying internet user search queries. Its dataset is open.