Published July 12, 2021 | Version v1
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Webis Netspeak Instant Query Log 2021 (Webis-NIL-21)

  • 1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 2. Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • 3. Leipzig University
  • 4. Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg


The Webis Netspeak Instant Search Log 2021 (Webis-NIL-21) is an excerpt of the log of the Netspeak search engine. The dataset contains about 37,000 log entries, which correspond to keystroke interactions the users of Netspeak made with it's search interface while entering their queries. This enables the study of instant search logs in general, and that of identifying keystroke interactions belonging to the same query in particular. The latter is annotated in the log.


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  • Markus Fischer, Kristof Komlossy, Benno Stein, Martin Potthast, Matthias Hagen. 2021. Identifying Queries in Instant Search Logs. In Proceedings of the 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR '21), July 11–15, 2021, Virtual Event, Canada. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5 pages. 3404835.3463025