Smith search: Opinion-based restaurant search engine

Jaehoon Choi, Donghyeon Kim, Donghee Choi, Sangrak Lim, Seongsoon Kim, Jaewoo Kang

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    Abstract

    Search engines have become an important decision-making tool today. Unfortunately, they still need to improve in an- swering complex queries. The answers to complex decision- making queries such as best burgers and fries" and good restaurants for anniversary dinner," are often subjective. The most relevant answer to the query can be obtained by only collecting people's opinions about the query, which are expressed in various venues on the Web. Collected opin- ions are converted into a consensus" list. All of this should be processed at query time, which is impossible under the current search paradigm. To address this problem, we intro- duce Smith, a novel opinion-based restaurant search engine. Smith actively processes opinions on the Web, blogs, review boards, and other forms of social media at index time, and produces consensus answers from opinions at query time. The Smith search app (iOS) is available for download at http://www.smithsearches.com/introduction/.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWWW 2015 Companion - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages187-190
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450334730
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 18
    Event24th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2015 - Florence, Italy
    Duration: 2015 May 182015 May 22

    Publication series

    NameWWW 2015 Companion - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web

    Other

    Other24th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2015
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityFlorence
    Period15/5/1815/5/22

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Software

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