Give access to the search query log
Important data to understand user intentions and information needs.
Ricardo Correia commented
I agree with previous concerns associated with privacy issues, but the data could still be made available in pre-analysed, aggregated format similar to e.g. Google Trends. This would certainly be a fantastic resource!
Igor Brigadir commented
There's a bunch of privacy pitfalls with providing query logs (remember AOL dataset?). However, query logs are super useful to a lot of Information Retrieval tasks.
This might be easier to do if it's a dataset of breaking news events, tweets and queries together, or query logs from a sample of journalists over some period of time.
Aggregated counts can also be useful.
Adam Tornes commented
This is an interesting idea and I can certainly see how it might provide value. However, a firehose of this dataset would be completely unwieldy. How might you imagine exploring this dataset? Requesting query volumes by keyword?