Semantic Search Components: A Blueprint for Effective Query Language Interfaces

  • Victoria Uren
  • Enrico Motta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4248)


Formulating complex queries is hard, especially when users cannot understand all the data structures of multiple complex knowledge bases. We see a gap between simplistic but user friendly tools and formal query languages. Building on an example comparison search, we propose an approach in which reusable search components take an intermediary role between the user interface and formal query languages.


Fuel Consumption Query Language Complex Query Search Component Component Base Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victoria Uren
    • 1
  • Enrico Motta
    • 1
  1. 1.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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