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194views Formal Methods» more  TKDE 2012»
9 years 9 months ago
A Query Formulation Language for the Data Web
— We present a query formulation language (called MashQL) in order to easily query and fuse structured data on the web. The main novelty of MashQL is that it allows people with l...
Mustafa Jarrar, Marios D. Dikaiakos
236views Data Mining» more  WSDM 2012»
10 years 2 months ago
Effective query formulation with multiple information sources
Most standard information retrieval models use a single source of information (e.g., the retrieval corpus) for query formulation tasks such as term and phrase weighting and query ...
Michael Bendersky, Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft
11 years 7 months ago
Query-through-drilldown: data-oriented extensional queries
Traditional database query formulation is intensional: at the level of schemas, table and column names. Previous work has shown that filters can be created using a query paradigm ...
Alan J. Dix, Damon Oram
11 years 8 months ago
Query Formulation in Web Information Search
Query formulation is an essential part of successful information retrieval. The challenges in formulating effective queries are emphasized in web information search, because the w...
Anne Aula
138views Database» more  BNCOD 2003»
11 years 8 months ago
Aggregate Table-Driven Querying via Navigation Ontologies in Distributed Statistical Databases
In this paper we describe a query paradigm based on ontologies, aggregate table-driven querying and expansion of QBE. It has two novel features: visually specifying aggregate table...
Yaxin Bi, David A. Bell, Joanne Lamb
11 years 8 months ago
The Effectiveness of Concept Based Search for Video Retrieval
In this paper we investigate how a small number of high-level concepts derived for video shots, such as Sports, Face, Indoor, etc., can be used effectively for ad hoc search in vi...
Claudia Hauff, Robin Aly, Djoerd Hiemstra
11 years 8 months ago
Querying for Information Integration: How to go from an Imprecise Intent to a Precise Query?
In this paper, we address the problem of query formulation in the context of multi-domain integration of heterogeneous data on the Web. We argue that effectively tackling this pro...
Aditya Telang, Sharma Chakravarthy, Chengkai Li
113views Database» more  DEXA 2008»
11 years 8 months ago
Optimal Preference Elicitation for Skyline Queries over Categorical Domains
When issuing user-specific queries, users often have a vaguely defined information need. Skyline queries identify the most "interesting" objects for users' incomplet...
Jongwuk Lee, Gae-won You, Seung-won Hwang, Joachim...
90views Database» more  ADC 1995»
11 years 10 months ago
Computer Supported Query Formulation in an Evolving Context
Even if high-level query languages are used, query formulation may cause problems. This is notably so in case of large and complex application domains. Typical examples of these k...
Arthur H. M. ter Hofstede, Henderik Alex Proper, T...
11 years 10 months ago
How children search the internet with keyword interfaces
Children are among the most frequent users of the Internet, yet searching and browsing the web can present many challenges. Studies over the past two decades on how children searc...
Allison Druin, Elizabeth Foss, Leshell Hatley, Eva...