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Optimization of Clusters of Web Query Sessions using Genetic Algorithm for Effective Personalized Web Search

by Suruchi Chawla
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 122 - Number 9
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors: Suruchi Chawla

Suruchi Chawla . Optimization of Clusters of Web Query Sessions using Genetic Algorithm for Effective Personalized Web Search. International Journal of Computer Applications. 122, 9 ( July 2015), 9-17. DOI=10.5120/21726-4885

@article{ 10.5120/21726-4885,
author = { Suruchi Chawla },
title = { Optimization of Clusters of Web Query Sessions using Genetic Algorithm for Effective Personalized Web Search },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { July 2015 },
volume = { 122 },
number = { 9 },
month = { July },
year = { 2015 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 9-17 },
numpages = {9},
url = { },
doi = { 10.5120/21726-4885 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%J International Journal of Computer Applications
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%V 122
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%P 9-17
%D 2015
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

Personalization of web search is used for effective Information Retrieval in order to better satisfy the information need of the user on the web. The web usage mining has been used widely in Personalization of Web Search(PWS). The effectiveness of the Personalization of Web Search based on clustered web usage data depends on the quality of clusters. It is found in research that there exist no clustering algorithms that produce clusters of 100% quality. In this paper the Genetic Algorithm(GA) is used for clusters optimization in order to improve the quality of clusters for effective Personalized web search. Experiment was conducted on the data set of query sessions captured on the web in Academics, Entertainment and Sports Domain. The search results confirm the improvement in the average precision of the PWS(with cluster optimization) in comparison to PWS( without cluster optimization).

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Web Information Retrieval Personalized Web Search Genetic Algorithms Clustering Optimization Information Scent