Hybrid Ranking and Context Extraction for Linked Data

Hybrid Ranking and Context Extraction for Linked Data

- -2010


Mirizzi Roberto, Ragone Azzurra, Di Noia Tommaso, Di Sciascio Eugenio


The recent blow up of Linked Data freely available on the web calls for smarter methodologies and tools to query and explore datasets. In retrieval scenarios, there is the need for scalable techniques able to return also approximate results as a ranked set of promising alternatives. Among all available datasets in the Linked Open Data initiative, we focus on DBpedia and propose a new methodology to rank resources exploiting: (i) the graph-based nature of the underlying RDF structure, (ii) context independent semantic relations in the graph and (iii) external information sources such as classical search engine results and social tagging systems. To rank DBpedia resources, our approach refers to their context represented as a set of Wikipedia categories. We carry out experiments with real users to compare our approach with other RDF similarity measures. Based on this novel ranking methodology, we propose a semantic tagging system that recommends new tags semantically related to the ones initially proposed by the end-user.

Keywords: RDF ranking, Linked Data, DBpedia, Semantic Web, Semantic tagging, Content-based Recommendation



BibTex references

  author       = "Mirizzi, Roberto and Ragone, Azzurra and Di Noia, Tommaso and Di Sciascio, Eugenio",
  title        = "Hybrid Ranking and Context Extraction for Linked Data",
  institution  = "Politecnico di Bari",
  year         = "2010",
  url          = "http://sisinflab.poliba.it/Publications/2010/MRDD10a"