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SemSearchPro – Using Semantics throughout the Search Process

25 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2019 Publication Status: Accepted

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Thanh Tran

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB)

Daniel Herzig

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB)

Günter Ladwig

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB)

Abstract

Semantic search attempts to go beyond the current state of the art in information access by addressing information needs on the semantic level, i.e. considering the meaning of users’ queries and the available resources. In recent years, there have been significant advances in developing and applying semantic technologies to the problem of semantic search. To collate these various approaches and to better understand what the concept of semantic search entails, we study semantic search under a general model. Extending this model, we introduce the notion of process-based semantic search, where semantics is exploited not only for query processing, but might be involved in all steps of the search process. We propose a particular approach that instantiates this process-based model. The usefulness of using semantics throughout the search process is finally assessed via a task-based evaluation performed in a real world scenario.

Keywords: semantic search, semantic search process, ontology-based document retrieval, semantic data retrieval

Suggested Citation

Tran, Thanh and Herzig, Daniel and Ladwig, Günter, SemSearchPro – Using Semantics throughout the Search Process (2011). Journal of Web Semantics First Look 9_4_2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199531 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199531

Thanh Tran (Contact Author)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB)

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Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
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Daniel Herzig

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Günter Ladwig

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

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