Publication Date

Fall 2012

Degree Type

Master's Project

Department

Computer Science

Abstract

User data in the form of vįε̲ζβ ̀Άͪϳ̨ Κ̎β ̨ζΚ̤Ψς ̣͍ζ̤͟ ̡̤̕͘εβζ̨ Κ ̲̇̕ ̕π information about the user. This data can be utilized to provide some value-added service to the end user. Commercial search engines like Google, Bing have started taking advantage of these data and provide features like trending/popular searches, personalized search results, etc. This project aims to provide three user benefits using these user data. It provides a visualization tool of userϳ̨ navigation history across the web. This would help the users to better understand their search history. Secondly, it improves the search results in Yioop by maintaining the user-searched queries across various popular search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) locΚ̇̇͟ ε̎ ̲ςζ ̨͍ζ̤ϳ̨ machine and re-ranking the Yioop result. Finally, it provides a related search feature using the local user search data.

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