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Title: Obfuscating the topical intention in enterprise text search
Authors: Pang, Hwee Hwa
Xiao, Xiaokui
Shen, Jiali
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: 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 (ε1, ε2)-privacy model that allows a user to stipulate that topics relevant to her intention at ε1 level should appear to any adversary to be innocuous at ε2 level. We then present a Top Priv algorithm to achieve the customized (ε1, ε2)-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.
DOI: 10.1109/ICDE.2012.43
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