Concepts are sequences of words that represent real or imaginary entities or ideas that users are interested in. As a first step towards building a web of concepts that will form the backbone of the next generation of search technology, we develop a novel technique to extract concepts from large datasets. We approach the problem of concept extraction from corpora as a market-basket problem, adapting statistical measures of support and confidence. We evaluate our concept extraction algorithm on datasets containing data from a large number of users (e.g., the AOL query log data set), and we show that a high-precision concept set can be extracted.
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- Computer Science (miscellaneous)
- Computer Science(all)