A Framework for Knowledge-Derived Query Suggestions

2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data

Publication date: December 17, 2021

Saed Rezayi, Nedim Lipka, Vishwa Vinay, Ryan A. Rossi, Franck Dernoncourt, Tracy King, Sheng Li

Search engines for domain-specific media collections often rely on rich metadata being available for the content items. The annotations may not be complete or rich enough to support an adequate retrieval effectiveness. As a result, some search queries receive only a small result set (low recall) and others might suffer from reduced relevance (low precision). To alleviate this, we present a framework that exploits external knowledge to provide entity-oriented reformulation suggestions for queries that contain entities. We propose that queries be added as surrogate nodes to an external Knowledge Graph (KG) via the use of state-of-the-art entity linking algorithms. Embedding methods are invoked on the augmented graph, which contains additional edges between surrogate nodes and KG entities. We introduce a new evaluation setting to evaluate the quality of these embeddings. Experimental results on seven datasets confirm the effectiveness of the approach.