In recent years, while search engines have become more and more powerful, several specialised search engines have been developed for different domains (e.g., geographic services, services dedicated to specific business sectors, library services, and so on). While such services beat generic search engines in their specific domain, they do not enable cross-references; therefore, they are of little use when queries require input from two or more of such services (e.g., vegetarian restaurants in the surroundings of San Francisco”). In this paper, we study how to join heterogeneous search engines and get a unique answer that satisfies conjunctive queries, where each query can be routed to a specialised engine. The paper includes both the theoretical framework for stating such problem and the description of pragmatic solutions based on Web Services technology.

Joining the results of Heterogeneous Search Engines

BRAGA, DANIELE MARIA;CAMPI, ALESSANDRO;CERI, STEFANO;RAFFIO, ALESSANDRO
2008

Abstract

In recent years, while search engines have become more and more powerful, several specialised search engines have been developed for different domains (e.g., geographic services, services dedicated to specific business sectors, library services, and so on). While such services beat generic search engines in their specific domain, they do not enable cross-references; therefore, they are of little use when queries require input from two or more of such services (e.g., vegetarian restaurants in the surroundings of San Francisco”). In this paper, we study how to join heterogeneous search engines and get a unique answer that satisfies conjunctive queries, where each query can be routed to a specialised engine. The paper includes both the theoretical framework for stating such problem and the description of pragmatic solutions based on Web Services technology.
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