Supporting the automatic construction of entity aware search engines

Lorenzo Blanco, Valter Crescenzi, Paolo Merialdo, Paolo Papotti

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Abstract

Several web sites deliver a large number of pages, each publishing data about one instance of some real world entity, such as an athlete, a stock quote, a book. Although it is easy for a human reader to recognize these instances, current search engines are unaware of them. Technologies for the Semantic Web aim at achieving this goal; however, so far they have been of little help in this respect, as semantic publishing is very limited. We have developed a method to automatically search on the web for pages that publish data representing an instance of a certain conceptual entity. Our method takes as input a small set of sample pages: it automatically infers a description of the underlying conceptual entity and then searches the web for other pages containing data representing the same entity. We have implemented our method in a system prototype, which has been used to conduct several experiments that have produced interesting results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings
Pages149-156
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event10th ACM Workshop on Web Information and Data Management, WIDM '08, Co-located with the ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM '08 - Napa Valley, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Oct 200830 Oct 2008

Other

Other10th ACM Workshop on Web Information and Data Management, WIDM '08, Co-located with the ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM '08
CountryUnited States
CityNapa Valley, CA
Period26/10/0830/10/08

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Keywords

  • Entity aware search engines
  • Resource discovery
  • Web exploration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Decision Sciences(all)

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Blanco, L., Crescenzi, V., Merialdo, P., & Papotti, P. (2008). Supporting the automatic construction of entity aware search engines. In International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings (pp. 149-156) https://doi.org/10.1145/1458502.1458526