NAGA: Searching and Ranking Knowledge

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NAGA: Searching and Ranking Knowledge
The Web has the potential to become the world’s largest knowledge base. In order to unleash this potential, the wealth of information available on the Web needs to be extracted and organized. There is a need for new querying techniques that are simple and yet more expressive than those provided by standard keyword-based search engines. Searching for knowledge rather than Web pages needs to consider inherent semantic structures like entities (person, organization, etc.) and relationships (isA, locatedIn, etc.). In this paper, we propose NAGA, a new semantic search engine. NAGA builds on a knowledge base, which is organized as a graph with typed edges, and consists of millions of entities and relationships extracted from Web-based corpora. A graph-based query language enables the formulation of queries with additional semantic information. We introduce a novel scoring model, based on the principles of generative language models, which formalizes several notions such as ...
Gjergji Kasneci, Fabian M. Suchanek, Georgiana Ifr
Added 21 Dec 2008
Updated 21 Dec 2008
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICDE
Authors Gjergji Kasneci, Fabian M. Suchanek, Georgiana Ifrim, Maya Ramanath, Gerhard Weikum
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