Search Computing: Challenges and Directions

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Stefano Ceri, Marco Brambilla
Springer Science & Business Media, 2010 - Computers - 321 pages
Search computing, which has evolved from service computing, focuses on building the answers to complex search queries by interacting with a constellation of cooperating search services, using ranking and joining of results as the dominant factors for service composition. The field is multi-disciplinary in nature, and takes advantage of contributions from other research areas such as knowledge representation, human-computer interfaces, psychology, sociology, economics and legal sciences. The book is divided into three parts. The first part includes some visionary contributions on the latest trends in search, which is becoming increasingly task-oriented and is starting to use ontological knowledge in order to manage complex queries. The second part explores background and related technologies, which can be considered as parallel fields of research, useful both for setting the theoretical premises for search computing and for providing a technological framework for building search computing systems and applications. The third part delves into the conceptual and technological problems and issues arising when dealing with search computing as a new search paradigm. It provides a unified view of the results of the Search Computing project as achieved exactly one year after its starting date.
 

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Contents

Search Computing
3
Next Generation Web Search
11
Search for Knowledge
24
The Search Engine Industry
42
From Mashup Technologies to Universal Integration Search Computing the Imperative Way
72
Web Data Extraction for Service Creation
94
Dataspaces
114
Multimedia and Multimodal Information Retrieval
135
Join Methods and Query Optimization
188
RankJoin Algorithms for Search Computing
211
Panta Rhei Flexible Execution Engine for Search Computing Queries
225
Liquid Queries and Liquid Results in Search Computing
244
Building Search Computing Applications
268
Search Computing and the Life Sciences
291
Search Computing Dictionary
307
Author Index
320

Service Marts
163

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