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Semantic search meets the Web

Fernandez, Miriam; Lopez, Vanessa; Motta, Enrico; Sabou, Marta; Uren, Victoria; Vallet, David and Castells, Pablo (2008). Semantic search meets the Web. In: 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, 4-7 Aug 2008, Santa Clara, CA, USA, pp. 253–260.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSC.2008.52
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Abstract

While semantic search technologies have been proven to work well in specific domains, they still have to confront two main challenges to scale up to the Web in its entirety. In this work we address this issue with a novel semantic search system that a) provides the user with the capability to query Semantic Web information using natural language, by means of an ontology-based Question Answering (QA) system and b) complements the specific answers retrieved during the QA process with a ranked list of documents from the Web. Our results show that ontology based semantic search capabilities can be used to complement and enhance keyword search technologies.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 IEEE
ISBN: 0-7695-3279-9, 978-0-7695-3279-0
Keywords: information retrieval; question answering; semantic search; Semantic Web
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23492
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 11:59
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 21:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23492
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