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KeyConcept (Conceptual Search Engine)

University of Kansas
posted on 10/11/2010

This search engine retrieves documents based upon a combination of keywords and conceptual matching. Documents are automatically classified to determine the concepts to which they belong. Query concepts are determined automatically from a small description of the query or explicitly entered by the user. Concepts can be determined by means of a user profile; we have built a system that creates user profiles based on implicitly collected information, specifically the queries submitted and snippets of user-selected results.

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Added to current search engines, KeyConcept will increase their effectiveness as users will receive search results based on their interests, not web site popularity.

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This search engine retrieves documents based upon a combination of keywords and conceptual matching. Documents are automatically classified to determine the concepts to which they belong. Query concepts are determined automatically from a small description of the query or explicitly entered by the user. Concepts can be determined by means of a user profile; we have built a system that creates user profiles based on implicitly collected information, specifically the queries submitted and snippets of user-selected results. This system provides search results more relevant to the user's current activities and tasks.

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None known.

File Number: 03KU010L 

Other Information: *Limitations* None known. *Third Party Rights* None. *State of Development* Development is complete. Technology is ready for licensing. A demo is available at http://www.ittc.ku.edu/keyconcept/. *Testing* Completed.


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