Όταν η Wikipedia συναντά την Google: απευθύνοντας ερωτήματα με νόημα στη μηχανή αναζήτησης Google
Αποστολάτος, Ιωάννης Σ.
Search engines are the main way of finding information on the Internet. The search results, however, often vary from what the user had in mind of searching in the beginning. The search engine on the same query many times returns the same result without making into account under what circumstances it was made. Also, a word that participates in the query (keyword) can have many meanings. Thus, the user is forced to change his original query to the search engine by typing new keywords until he finds what he is looking for. This thesis presents a service to aid the user during the submission process to the search engine. The proposed service complements the search engine, by implementing a process by which the user interacts with a system of semantic proposals (recommender system) that helps to form a query that approximates the information needs before it (the query) is submitted to the search engine. More specifically, the user configures his information need to a query with the help of a service based on DBPedia’s linked data. Then the question that arises as a result of this process is submitted to Google’s search engine.