Search computing: Managing complex search queries

Stefano Ceri, Adnan Abid, Mamoun Abu Helou, Davide Barbieri, Alessandro Bozzon, Daniele Braga, Marco Brambilla, Alessandro Campi, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Emanuele Della Valle, Davide Eynard, Piero Fraternali, Michael Grossniklaus, Davide Martinenghi, Stefania Ronchi, Marco Tagliasacchi, Salvatore Vadacca

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Search computing focuses on building answers to complex search queries (for example, "Where can I attend an interesting conference in my field near a sunny beach?") by interacting with a constellation of cooperating search services, and using result ranking and joining as the dominant factors for service composition. The service computing paradigm has so far been neutral to the specific features of search applications and services. To address this weakness, search computing advocates a new approach in which search, join, and ranking are the central aspects for service composition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5518748
Pages (from-to)14-22
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • exploratory search
  • information exploration
  • rank aggregation
  • search
  • search engine
  • service composition

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