Conference Proceeding Article
The text search queries in an enterprise can reveal the users' topic of interest, and in turn confidential staff or business information. To safeguard the enterprise from consequences arising from a disclosure of the query traces, it is desirable to obfuscate the true user intention from the search engine, without requiring it to be re-engineered. In this paper, we advocate a unique approach to profile the topics that are relevant to the user intention. Based on this approach, we introduce an $(\epsilon_1, \epsilon_2)$-privacy model that allows a user to stipulate that topics relevant to her intention at $\epsilon_1$ level should appear to any adversary to be innocuous at $\epsilon_2$ level. We then present a Top Priv algorithm to achieve the customized $(\epsilon_1, \epsilon_2)$-privacy requirement of individual users through injecting automatically formulated fake queries. The advantages of Top Priv over existing techniques are confirmed through benchmark queries on a real corpus, with experiment settings fashioned after an enterprise search application.
Business information, Enterprise searches, Privacy models, Privacy requirements, Text search, User intention
Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Data Management and Analytics
ICDE 2012: IEEE 28th International Conference on Data Engineering, Arlington Virginia, 1-5 April 2012: Proceedings
IEEE Computer Society
City or Country
Los Alamitos, CA
PANG, Hwee Hwa; XIAO, Xiaokui; and SHEN, Jialie.
Obfuscating the Topical Intention in Enterprise Text Search. (2012). ICDE 2012: IEEE 28th International Conference on Data Engineering, Arlington Virginia, 1-5 April 2012: Proceedings. 1168-1179. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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