Query Result Navigation

Exploratory queries on a database often returns too few or too many results (e.g., a home search query on a database of available homes). In such cases, the user faces the challenges of (i) navigating through too many results and/or (ii) refining the query. This project focuses on innovative ways to help the user when the face the above challenges.

Specifically, we explored two ways to help the user. First, to rank the query results such that the more relevant results appear at the top. Second, the automatically organize the query results in the form of a navigation hierarchy which helps the user to easily navigate the results without examining each of them.

Past Contributors: Gautam Das, Gerhard Weikum

Past interns: Seung-won Hwang, Aris Gionis, Vagelis Hristidis