A Framework for Knowledge-Derived Query Suggestions

2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data

Published 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.