RDF Snippets for Semantic Web Search Engines
Recently, there has been interest in ranking the resources and generating corresponding expressive descriptions from the Semantic Web. This paper proposes an approach for automatically generating snippets from RDF documents and assisting users in better understanding the content of RDF documents returned by Semantic Web search engines. A heuristic method for discovering topics, based on the occurrences of RDF nodes and the URIs of original RDF documents, is presented and experimented in this paper. In order to make the snippets more understandable, two strategies are proposed and used for ranking the topic-related statements and the query-related statements respectively. Finally, the conclusion is drawn based on the discussion about the performances of our topic discovery and the whole snippet generation approaches on a test dataset provided by Sindice.
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