Tools and publications related to linked data, semantic web, web of data, etc.
A collaboration of the Visualization and Interactive Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany; the DEI Laboratory, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain; and Interactive Systems at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
In the last years, users have become used to keyword-based search interfaces due to their ease of use. By matching input keywords against huge amounts of textual information and labeled multimedia files, current search engines satisfy most of users' information needs. However, the principal problem of this kind of search is the semantic gap between the input and the real user need, as keywords are a simplification of the query intended by the user. Moreover, different users could use the same set of keywords to search different information; even the same user could do it at different times. The search system, before accessing any data, should discover first the intended semantics b
ArcGIS Online is a unified Web portal designed by Environment System Research Institute (ESRI). It contains a rich collection of Web maps, layers, and services contributed by GIS users throughout the world. The metadata about these GIS resources reside in data silos that can be accessed via a Web API. While this is sufficient for simple syntax-based searches, it does not support more advanced queries, e.g., finding maps based on the semantics of the search terms, or performing customized queries that are not pre-designed in the API. In metadata, titles and descriptions are commonly available attributes which provide important information about the content of the GIS resources. Ho
R. El-Yaniv, and D. Yanay. Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases: European Conference, ECML PKDD 2012, Bristol, UK, September 24-28, 2012. Proceedings, Part I, page 744--759. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, (2012)