Graph Search and Beyond

Omar Alonso, Marti A. Hearst, Jaap Kamps
<span title="">2015</span> <i title="ACM Press"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/ibcfmixrofb3piydwg5wvir3t4" style="color: black;">Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR &#39;15</a> </i> &nbsp;
Modern Web data is highly structured in terms of entities and relations from large knowledge resources, geo-temporal references and social network structure, resulting in a massive multidimensional graph. This graph essentially unifies both the searcher and the information resources that played a fundamentally different role in traditional IR, and "Graph Search" offers major new ways to access relevant information. Graph search affects both query formulation (complex queries about entities and
more &raquo; ... elations building on the searcher's context) as well as result exploration and discovery (slicing and dicing the information using the graph structure) in a completely personalized way. This new graph based approach introduces great opportunities, but also great challenges, in terms of data quality and data integration, user interface design, and privacy. We view the notion of "graph search" as searching information from your personal point of view (you are the query) over a highly structured and curated information space. This goes beyond the traditional two-term queries and ten blue links results that users are familiar with, requiring a highly interactive session covering both query formulation and result exploration. The workshop attracted a range of researchers working on this and related topics, and made concrete progress working together on one of the greatest challenges in the years to come.
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