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JSW 2013 Vol.8(7): 1770-1777 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.7.1770-1777

SOSEM: A Self-recommending Ontology Search Extension Mechanism Based on User Behavior

Jianghua Li1, 2, Peng Shi1, Changjun Hu3
1National Center for Materials Service Safety, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
2School of Information and Engineering, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
3School of Computer and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China

Abstract—Ontology search mechanism plays an important role in the discovery and usage of ontology. The current ontology search engines all adopt keyword-based search mechanism. It is difficult to clearly represent users’ search requirements because the number of the keywords input by a user is usually few. Extending the input keyword(s) by using WordNet will increase the recall rates and decrease the accuracy rates, because it enlarges the search scope imprecisely. To improve the performance of ontology searching, a self-recommending ontology search extension mechanism is proposed based on the study of the ontology search requirements and user search behaviors in this paper. The experimental results show that the proposed approach can effectively improve the matched coverage between query and target ontologies. Our method can also help user to conveniently search desired ontologies with high precision rates. Ontology search engines will get benefit from our method, because it will obviously improve the customer’s experience during ontology searching.

Index Terms—Ontology search, extension mechanism, selfrecommending, user behavior.

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Cite: Jianghua Li, Peng Shi, Changjun Hu, "SOSEM: A Self-recommending Ontology Search Extension Mechanism Based on User Behavior," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 1770-1777, 2013.

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