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Interoperable metadata semantics with meta-metadata: a use case integrating search engines

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Interoperable metadata semantics with meta-metadata: a use case integrating search engines
A use case involving integrating results from search engines illustrates how the meta-metadata language facilitates interoperable metadata semantics. Formal semantics can be hard to obtain directly. For example, search engines may only present results through web pages; even if they do provide web services, they don’t provide them according to a mutually interoperable standard. We show how to use the open source meta-metadata language to define a common base class for search results, and how to extend the base class to create polymorphic variants that include engine-specific fields. We develop wrappers to extract data from HTML search results from engines including Google, Bing, Delicious, and Slashdot. We write a short meta-search program for integrating the search results, reranking them, and providing formatted HTML output. This provides an extensible formal and functional semantics for search. Meta-metadata also directly enables representing the same integrated search results...
Yin Qu, Andruid Kerne, Andrew M. Webb, Aaron Herst
Added 18 Dec 2011
Updated 18 Dec 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where DOCENG
Authors Yin Qu, Andruid Kerne, Andrew M. Webb, Aaron Herstein
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