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A Framework for Integrating, Exploring, and Searching Location-Based Web Data
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 15 no. 6)
pp. 24-31
Alessandro Bozzon, Politecnico di Milano
Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano
Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano
Silvia Quarteroni, Politecnico di Milano

This article presents the adaptation of a general search computing framework for exploratory search over Web data as suggested by the specificity of location-based data services. The result is a conceptual model of geographic entities, the spatial functions operating on them, and a special-purpose exploratory interface that lets users search combinations of georeferenced objects directly on a map. Such modifications help the general framework provide ranked extraction of relevant objects and their combinations, custom ranking functions, and cost-based access to location-based services.

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Index Terms:
Location-based services, LBS, ontological representation of LBSs, modeling of georeferenced entities, modeling of spatial functions, service integration, search computing, exploratory search
Citation:
Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Silvia Quarteroni, "A Framework for Integrating, Exploring, and Searching Location-Based Web Data," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 24-31, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.136
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