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Title: Towards Improving Meta-Search through Exploiting an Integrated Search Model
Authors: maree, mohammed$AAUP$Palestinian
m. alhashmi, saadat$Other$Other
belkhatir, mohammed $Other$Other
Keywords: Meta-search; ontology; natural language query understanding; semantic and statistical-based relatedness measures; collection fusion; experimental validation
Issue Date: 4-Nov-2011
Publisher: Journal of Information & Knowledge Management
Abstract: Meta-search engines are created to reduce the burden on the user by dispatching queries to multiple search engines in parallel. Decisions on how to rank the returned results are made based on the query's keywords. Although keyword-based search model produces good results, better results can be obtained by integrating semantic and statistical based relatedness measures into this model. Such integration allows the meta-search engine to search by meanings rather than only by literal strings. In this article, we present Multi-Search+, the next generation of Multi-Search general-purpose meta-search engine. The extended version of the system employs additional knowledge represented by multiple domain-specific ontologies to enhance both the query processing and the returned results merging. In addition, new general-purpose search engines are plugged-in to its architecture. Experimental results demonstrate that our integrated search model obtained significant improvement in the quality of the produced search results.
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