One of the papers released to the past Conference on Information and Knowledge Management was Y!Q: Contextual Search at the Point of Inspiration by Reiner Kraft, Farzin Maghoul, Chi Chao Chang from Yahoo (8 pages, PDF).

From the abstract:

This paper presents Y!Q—a first of its kind large-scale contextual search system—and provides an overview of its system design and architecture. Y!Q solves two major problems. First, how to capture high quality search context. Second, how to use that context in a way to improve the relevancy of search queries.

The paper is a real interesting read – especially the sections describing how Y!Q determines context. Everything is pretty high level so no juicy details on how Y!Q specifically works, but a good read anyways.

Leave a Comment

Contact Us

Send us a message about your SEO, Marketing and Web Design Needs! We are here locally in Roseville, CA, so don't be shy!

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search

Share
Tweet
+1
Pin
Share
Stumble