A Distributional Semantic Search Infrastructure for Linked Dataspaces

  • André Freitas
  • Seán O’Riain
  • Edward Curry
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7955)


This paper describes and demonstrates a distributional semantic search service infrastructure for Linked Dataspaces. The center of the approach relies on the use of a distributional semantics infrastructure to provide semantic search and query services over data for users and applications, improving data accessibility over the Dataspace. By accessing the services through a REST API, users can semantically index and search over data using the distributional semantic knowledge embedded in the reference corpus. The use of distributional semantic models, which rely on the automatic extraction from large corpora, supports a comprehensive and approximative semantic matching mechanism with a low associated adaptation cost for the inclusion of new data sources.


Distributional Semantics Semantic Matching Semantic Search Explicit Semantic Analysis Dataspaces Linked Data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Freitas
    • 1
  • Seán O’Riain
    • 1
  • Edward Curry
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)National University of IrelandGalwayIreland

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