Today, we are launching query suggestions to help users explore topics they may not be familiar with. When you do a query, the results page may also include related search queries to help you explore different directions within your topic of interest. Query suggestions appear after search results.
For example, see [antiparkinson]. As Wikipedia mentions, antiparkinson medications are used to treat/relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The suggested queries span several directions:
- commonly used drugs – [antiparkinson levodopa], [antiparkinson agonist]
- drug interactions – [antiparkinson neuroleptics], [antiparkinson antipsychotics]
- how these medications function – [antiparkinson mechanism of action], [antiparkinson actions],[antiparkinson pharmacology], [antiparkinson bioassay]
- effects – [antiparkinson side effects], [antiparkinson withdrawal]
- treatment issues – [antiparkinson adherence]
- potential natural substance – [antiparkinson turmeric]
Query suggestions span all broad areas of research. For example, see [gps antenna], [prions], [vaccination], [drug-eluting stents], [estoppel], [conformal field theory], [distributed database], [optimal stopping problem].
I wish I had access to something like this when I started working on query suggestions. Being able to quickly explore topics like [collocations], [language model] and [syntactic parsing] would have helped quite a bit…
As yet, query suggestions are available for selected English queries. We plan to expand the coverage to more languages and queries.