Semantic search meets the Web

Miriam Fernandez, Vanessa Lopez, Marta Sabou, Victoria Uren, David Vallet, Enrico Motta, Pablo Castells

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


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 [14] and b) complements the specific answers retrieved during the QA process with a ranked list of documents from the Web [3]. Our results show that ontology-based semantic search capabilities can be used to complement and enhance keyword search technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2008), August 4-7, 2008, Santa Clara, California, USA
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3279-0
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing - Santa Clara. CA, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20087 Aug 2008


Conference2th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
Abbreviated titleICSC 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara. CA


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