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Optimizing Two-Dimensional Search Results Presentation

Optimizing Two-Dimensional Search Results Presentation

This video was recorded at Fourth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining - WSDM 2011. Classic search engine results are presented as an ordered list of documents and the problem of presentation trivially reduces to ordering documents by their scores. This is because users scan a list presentation from top to bottom. This leads to natural list optimization measures such as the discounted cumulative gain (DCG) and the rank-biased precision (RBP). Increasingly, search engines are using two-dimensional results presentations; image and shopping search results are long-standing examples. The simplistic heuristic used in practice is to place images by row-major order in the matrix presentation. However, a variety of evidence suggests that users' scan of pages is not in this... Show More

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