Issues and Challenges of User Intent Discovery (UID) during Web Search

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Wael K. Hanna 1,* Aziza S. Aseem 1 M. B. Senousy 2

1. Computers & Information Faculty / Information Systems Dept, Mansoura, 0000, Egypt

2. Sadat Academy for Management Sciences / Computer and Information Systems Dept, Cairo, 0000, Egypt

* Corresponding author.


Received: 22 Aug. 2014 / Revised: 14 Jan. 2015 / Accepted: 28 Feb. 2015 / Published: 8 Jun. 2015

Index Terms

Query, Information Retrieval, Web Search, Social Networks, User Behavior and User Intent


There is a need to a small set of words –known as a query– to searching for information. Despite the existence gap between a user’s information need and the way in which such need is represented. Information retrieval system should be able to analyze a given query and present the appropriate web resources that best meet the user’s needs. In order to improve the quality of web search results, while increasing the user’s satisfaction, this paper presents the current work to identify user’s intent sources and how to understand the user behavior and how to discover the users’ intentions during the web search. This paper also discusses the social network analysis and the web queries analysis. The objective of this paper is to present the challenges and new research trends in understanding the user behavior and discovering the user intent to improve the quality of search engine results and to search the web quickly and thoroughly.

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Wael K. Hanna, Aziza S. Aseem, M. B. Senousy, "Issues and Challenges of User Intent Discovery (UID) during Web Search", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.7, no.7, pp.66-76, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2015.07.08


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