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AOL User Tasks

This is a collection of manually-labeled queries drawn from a sample of more than 2,000 queries issued to the AOL 2006 search engine log.
Actually, it is a gold set of user tasks, i.e., a set of queries that were clustered according to their ultimate intents.
Please, use the link below to download a copy of this dataset in .tar.gz format:

Please, refer to the following publication to get more information about these data:

  • Lucchese, C., Orlando, S., Perego, R., Silvestri, F., and Tolomei, G. Discovering User Tasks from Search Engine Query LogsIn ACM Transactions on Information Systems (ACM TOIS), vol. 31, issue 3 – July 2013, pp. 14:1–14:43.
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NOTE: All the datasets available from this website are distributed for NON-COMMERCIAL RESEARCH USE ONLY. By downloading the contents of these collections, everyone is committed to fulfil the terms of usage stated above, whereas any application for commercial purposes remains STRICTLY PROHIBITED.


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