Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Live Thesaurus Construction for Interactive Voice-based Web Search

Shui-Lung Chuang (1), Hsiao-Tieh Pu (2,3), Wen-Hsiang Lu (1,4), Lee-Feng Chien (1)

(1) Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, (2) Institute of Information Management, Chiao Tung University, (3) Department of Library & Information Studies, Shih Hsin University, (4) Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Since Web users’ queries are often too short, an accurate and interactive speech interface is believed very helpful, especially for WAP-based Web search engines. To provide high accurate speech recognition and effective interactive search, a rigid and live web thesaurus that contains users' search terms plus a set of relations between their associated terms is highly in demand. The purpose of this paper is intended to present a log-based approach for live thesaurus construction. Based on the live thesaurus, certain kinds of users' information behaviors could be characterized and a more effective voice-based search engine could be developed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chuang, Shui-Lung / Pu, Hsiao-Tieh / Lu, Wen-Hsiang / Chien, Lee-Feng (2000): "Live thesaurus construction for interactive voice-based web search", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 664-667.