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Why QAC For Search Needs A More General Approach

  • Yahoo, Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:19 PM

Amit Goyal and Hongbo Deng explain that one of the most important features in a search engine is query auto-completion (QAC), the service through which users interact with a search engine to input their search intent. In 2014, global users of Yahoo search saved more than 50% of keystrokes when submitting English language queries by selecting QAC suggestions or autocomplete. A research paper -- adaQAC: Adaptive Query Auto-Completion via Implicit Negative Feedback -- analyzes the implicit negative feedback during QAC user interactions. The two explain the findings in a post.

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