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SemSearch - A Search Engine for the Semantic Web

provided by Knowledge Media Institute - The Open University

SemSearch is a semantic search engine, which is designed for naïve users, i.e., ordinary end users who are not necessarily familiar with domain specific semantic data, ontologies, or SQL-like query Languages. It hides the complexity of semantic search from end users by supporting a Google-like query interface and by providing comprehensive means to translate user queries into formal queries. In contrast with existing semantic-based keyword search engines which typically compromise their capability of handling complex user queries in order to overcome the problem of knowledge overhead, SemSearch not only overcomes the problem of knowledge overhead but also supports complex queries. Further, SemSearch is able to produce precise answers that on the one hand satisfy user queries and on the other hand are self-explanatory and understandable by end users.