A framework for integrating, exploring, and searching location-based Web data

Alessandro Bozzon*, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Silvia Quarteroni

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6025339
Pages (from-to)24-31
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • exploratory search
  • LBS
  • Location-based services
  • modeling of georeferenced entities
  • modeling of spatial functions
  • ontological representation of LBSs
  • search computing
  • service integration


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