A semantic taxonomy-based personalizable meta-search agent

L. Kerschberg, Wooju Kim, A. Scime

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Abstract

We address the problem of specifying Web searches and retrieving, filtering and rating Web pages so as to improve the relevance and quality of hits, based on the user's search intent and preferences. We present a methodology and architecture for an agent-based system, called WebSifter II, that captures the semantics of a user's decision-oriented search intent, transforms the semantic query into target queries for existing search engines, and then ranks the resulting page hits according to a user-specified weighted-rating scheme. Users create personalized search taxonomies via our weighted semantic-taxonomy tree. Consulting a Web taxonomy agent such as Wordnet helps refine the terms in the tree. The concepts represented in the tree are then transformed into a collection of queries processed by existing search engines. Each returned page is rated according to user-specified preferences such as semantic relevance, syntactic relevance, categorical match, page popularity and authority/hub rating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001
EditorsKatsumi Tanaka, Yahiko Kambayashi, Tamer Ozsu, Hans-Jorg Schek, Yanchun Zhang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages41-50
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)076951393X, 9780769513935
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2001 Dec 32001 Dec 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001
Volume1

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period01/12/301/12/6

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Kerschberg, L., Kim, W., & Scime, A. (2001). A semantic taxonomy-based personalizable meta-search agent. In K. Tanaka, Y. Kambayashi, T. Ozsu, H-J. Schek, & Y. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001 (pp. 41-50). [996465] (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001; Vol. 1). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WISE.2001.996465