Combining weights with fuzziness for intelligent semantic web search

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Author(s)

  • Hai Jin
  • Xiaomin Ning
  • Weijia Jia
  • Hao Wu
  • Guilin Lu

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-665
Journal / PublicationKnowledge-Based Systems
Volume21
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

Abstract

Intelligent retrieval for best satisfying users search intensions still remains a challenging problem due to the inherent complexity of real-world semantic web applications. Usually, a search request contains not only vagueness or imprecision, but also personalized information goals. This paper presents a novel approach which formulates one's search request through tightly combining fuzziness together with the user's subjective weighting importance over multiple search properties. A special ranking mechanism based on the weighed fuzzy query representation is proposed. The ranking method generates a set of "degree of relevance" - an overall score which reflects both fuzzy predicates and the user's personalized preferences in the search request. Moreover, the ranking method is general and unique rather than arbitrary. Hence, search results shall be properly ordered in terms of their relevance with respect to best matching the search intension. The experimental results show that our approach can effectively capture users information goals and produce much better search results than existing approaches. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Fuzzy description logic, Intelligent search, Rank, Semantic web, User preference, Weighting

Citation Format(s)

Combining weights with fuzziness for intelligent semantic web search. / Jin, Hai; Ning, Xiaomin; Jia, Weijia; Wu, Hao; Lu, Guilin.

In: Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol. 21, No. 7, 10.2008, p. 655-665.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review