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Improving Search with Semantic Technologies: Current Research Directions

Improving Search with Semantic Technologies: Current Research Directions

This video was recorded at 2nd European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC), Vienna 2008. Search engines play a major role in the success and growth of the WWW. In doing so they in turn help shape the web: they create new business models, modify content creation and consumption practices, support new forms of user interaction, etc. Semantic Web technologies have the potential to greatly improve search; if they succeed, this will in turn speed up the growth and impact of the semantic web initiatives. Yahoo! has already announced important steps towards integrating semantic technologies to improve and open up its search engine to content publishers, consumers and advertisers. In my talk I will briefly discuss some of these initiatives. However, the history of Information Retrieval has... Show More

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