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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-63315

Elbedweihy, Khadija; Wrigley, Stuart N; Ciravegna, Fabio; Reinhard, Dorothee; Bernstein, Abraham (2012). Evaluating semantic search systems to identify future directions of research. In: Second International Workshop on Evaluation of Semantic Technologies, Heraklion, Greece, 28 May 2012 - 28 May 2012, 25-36.

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Recent work on searching the Semantic Web has yielded a wide range of approaches with respect to the style of input, the under- lying search mechanisms and the manner in which results are presented. Each approach has an impact upon the quality of the information re- trieved and the user’s experience of the search process. This highlights the need for formalised and consistent evaluation to benchmark the cov- erage, applicability and usability of existing tools and provide indications of future directions for advancement of the state-of-the-art. In this paper, we describe a comprehensive evaluation methodology which addresses both the underlying performance and the subjective usability of a tool. We present the key outcomes of a recently completed international evalu- ation campaign which adopted this approach and thus identify a number of new requirements for semantic search tools from both the perspective of the underlying technology as well as the user experience.



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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Event End Date:28 May 2012
Deposited On:10 Jul 2012 15:08
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:52
Series Name:CEUR Workshop Proceedings
Official URL:http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-843/paper3.pdf
Related URLs:http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-843/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:6971

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