Domain-Specific Semantic Search Applications: Example SoftwareFinder

  • Bernhard G. Humm
  • Hesam Ossanloo


Domain-specific semantic search applications extend traditional full-text search by semantic application logic, supporting a specific use case. This article describes SoftwareFinder, a semantic search application for software components. Features are semantic faceted search, semantic auto-suggest, and similar product recommendations. Software architecture rationales, as well as a methodology for ontology development are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Object ECM GmbHBraunschweigGermany

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