PrOnto: A Local Search Engine for Digital Libraries

  • Janusz Granat
  • Edward Klimasara
  • Anna Mościcka
  • Sylwia Paczuska
  • Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 541)


This chapter describes system PrOnto version 2.0 and results of work on this system in the SYNAT project. After the introduction, the chapter presents shortly the functionality of PrOnto that is a system of personalized search for information and knowledge in large text repositories. Further the chapter presents elements of the personalized ontological profile of the user, the problem of finding similar concepts in many such profiles, and the issue of finding interesting documents in large text repositories, together with tests of the system and conclusions.


Search engine Local search Digital library 



This work has been supported by the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) under research grant no. SP/I/1/77065/10 SYNAT: “Establishment of the universal, open, hosting and communicational, repository platform for network resources of knowledge to be used by science, education and open knowledge society” as a part of a strategic programme for Research and Development: “The interdisciplinary system of scientific and technological information”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janusz Granat
    • 1
  • Edward Klimasara
    • 1
  • Anna Mościcka
    • 1
  • Sylwia Paczuska
    • 1
  • Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of TelecommunicationsWarsawPoland

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