Queries with Multiple Meanings


Many queries have more than one meaning. For example, the query [apple], English (US) might refer to the computer brand or the fruit. We will call these possible meanings query interpretations.
Dominant Interpretation: The dominant interpretation of a query is what most users mean when they type the query. Not all queries have a dominant interpretation. The dominant interpretation should be clear to you, especially after doing a little web research.

Common Interpretation: A common interpretation of a query is what many or some users mean when they type a query. A query can have multiple common interpretations.

Minor Interpretations: Sometimes you will find less common interpretations. These are interpretations that few users have in mind. We will call these minor interpretations.

Query: [apple] Locale: English (US)

Query: [mercury] Locale: English (US)


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