International Journal on Computer Science and Technology (IJCST)
Search engine technology has had to scale dramatically to keep up with the growth of the web. With the tremendous growth of information available to end users through the Web, search engines come to play ever a more critical role. Determining the user intent of Web searches is a difficult problem due to the sparse data available concerning the searcher. The authors qualitatively analyze samples of queries from seven transaction logs from three different Web search engines containing more than five million queries. The following are their research objectives: isolate characteristics of informational, navigational, and transactional for Web searching queries by identifying characteristics of each query type that will lead to real world classification.