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An Ontology Based Visual Tool for Query Formulation Support

  • Tiziana Catarci
  • Tania Di Mascio
  • Enrico Franconi
  • Giuseppe Santucci
  • Sergio Tessaris
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2889)

Abstract

The SEWASIE (SEmantic Webs and AgentS in Integrated Economies) European IST project aims at enabling a uniform access to heterogeneous data sources through an integrated ontology. The overall project development strictly follows a user-centred design methodology. Users have been involved from the very beginning and are constantly participating in the design and testing of the system, in order to obtain a first example of visual interface user-dedicated for an ontology-based search engine. In the poster we describe the end-user interface component for query composition. We describe the user-centred design of the interface, the underlying logic based technologies, and the formal principles of support and interaction.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiziana Catarci
    • 1
  • Tania Di Mascio
    • 2
  • Enrico Franconi
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Santucci
    • 1
  • Sergio Tessaris
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Roma “La Sapienza”Italy
  2. 2.University of L’AquilaItaly
  3. 3.Free University of Bozen-BolzanoItaly

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