International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

ECDL 2009: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries pp 119-124

Developing Query Patterns

  • Panos Constantopoulos
  • Vicky Dritsou
  • Eugénie Foustoucos
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04346-8_13

Volume 5714 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Constantopoulos P., Dritsou V., Foustoucos E. (2009) Developing Query Patterns. In: Agosti M., Borbinha J., Kapidakis S., Papatheodorou C., Tsakonas G. (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. ECDL 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5714. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Query patterns enable effective information tools and provide guidance to users interested in posing complex questions about objects. Semantically, query patterns represent important questions, while syntactically they impose the correct formulation of queries. In this paper we address the development of query patterns at successive representation layers so as to expose dominant information requirements on one hand, and structures that can support effective user interaction and efficient implementation of query processing on the other. An empirical study for the domain of cultural heritage reveals an initial set of recurrent questions, which are then reduced to a modestly sized set of query patterns. A set of Datalog rules is developed in order to formally define these patterns which are also expressed as SPARQL queries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panos Constantopoulos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vicky Dritsou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eugénie Foustoucos
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of InformaticsAthens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece
  2. 2.Digital Curation Unit / Athena Research CentreAthensGreece