Towards Keyword-Based Search over Environmental Data Sources

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10546)


This paper describes the problem of keyword-based search over environmental data sources. Based on a number of assumptions that simplify this general problem, a prototype of a search engine for environmental data was designed, implemented and evaluated. This first solution serves as a proof of concept that illustrates its applicability in different domains, for both expert and non-expert users. The requirements analysis undertaken and the subsequent design and implementation helped in the identification of a number of new research challenges.


Keyword-based search Environmental data Geo-spatial data Fuzzy query language Information retrieval Scientific data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro Singular de Investigación en Tecnoloxías da Información (CiTIUS)Universidade de Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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