A Web Search Method Based on the Temporal Relation of Query Keywords

  • Tomoyo Kage
  • Kazutoshi Sumiya
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4255)


As use of the Web has become more popular, searching for particular content has been refined by allowing users to enter multiple keywords as queries. However, simple combinations of multiple query keywords may not generate satisfactory search results. We therefore propose a search method which automatically combines query keywords to generate queries by extracting the relations among query keywords. This method consists of two Web search processes: one to determine the temporal relations between query keywords, and one to generate queries based on the obtained temporal relations. We discuss these two processes along with experimental results and implementation issues regarding a prototype system.


Information Retrieval Temporal Relation Web Archive Query Generation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoyo Kage
    • 1
  • Kazutoshi Sumiya
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HyogoHyogoJapan

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