A Unified Approach to Retrieving Web Documents and Semantic Web Data

  • Trivikram Immaneni
  • Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4519)


The Semantic Web seems to be evolving into a property-linked web of RDF data, conceptually divorced from (but physically housed in) the hyperlinked web of HTML documents. We discuss the Unified Web model that integrates the two webs and formalizes the structure and the semantics of interconnections between them. We also discuss the Hybrid Query Language which combines the Data and Information Retrieval techniques to provide a convenient and uniform way to retrieve data and documents from the Unified Web. We present the retrieval system SITAR and some preliminary results.


Semantic Web Information Retrieval Data Retrieval Hybrid Retrieval Unified Web Hybrid Query Language 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trivikram Immaneni
    • 1
  • Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435USA

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