From Capturing Semantics to Semantic Search: A Virtuous Cycle

author: Ricardo Baeza-Yates, NTENT, Inc.
published: Aug. 8, 2008,   recorded: June 2008,   views: 180

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Semantic search seems to be an elusive and fuzzy target to IR, SW and NLP researchers. One reason is that this challenge lies in between all those fields, which implies a broad scope of issues and tech- nologies that must be mastered. In this extended abstract we survey the work of Yahoo! Research at Barcelona to approach this problem. Our research is intended to produce a virtuous feedback circuit by using ma- chine learning for capturing semantics, and, ultimately, for better search.

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