Search Computing

Challenges and Directions

  • Stefano Ceri
  • Marco Brambilla

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5950)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Visions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefano Ceri
      Pages 3-10
    3. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Prabhakar Raghavan
      Pages 11-23
    4. Gerhard Weikum
      Pages 24-39
  3. Technology Watch for Search Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-42
    2. Tommaso Buganza, Emanuele Della Valle
      Pages 45-71
    3. Robert Baumgartner, Alessandro Campi, Georg Gottlob, Marcus Herzog
      Pages 94-113
    4. Cornelia Hedeler, Khalid Belhajjame, Norman W. Paton, Alessandro Campi, Alvaro A. A. Fernandes, Suzanne M. Embury
      Pages 114-134
    5. Alessandro Bozzon, Piero Fraternali
      Pages 135-155
  4. Issues in Search Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-161
    2. Alessandro Campi, Stefano Ceri, Georg Gottlob, Andrea Maesani, Stefania Ronchi
      Pages 163-187
    3. Daniele Braga, Stefano Ceri, Michael Grossniklaus
      Pages 188-210
    4. Ihab F. Ilyas, Davide Martinenghi, Marco Tagliasacchi
      Pages 211-224
    5. Daniele Braga, Stefano Ceri, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Michael Grossniklaus
      Pages 225-243
    6. Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Piero Fraternali, Ioana Manolescu
      Pages 244-267
    7. Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Nicola Gatti
      Pages 268-290
    8. Marco Masseroli, Norman W. Paton, Irena Spasić
      Pages 291-306
    9. Stefano Ceri
      Pages 307-319
  5. Back Matter

About this book


Search computing, which has evolved from service computing, focuses on building the answers to complex search queries by interacting with a constellation of cooperating search services, using ranking and joining of results as the dominant factors for service composition. The field is multi-disciplinary in nature, and takes advantage of contributions from other research areas such as knowledge representation, human-computer interfaces, psychology, sociology, economics and legal sciences. The book is divided into three parts. The first part includes some visionary contributions on the latest trends in search, which is becoming increasingly task-oriented and is starting to use ontological knowledge in order to manage complex queries. The second part explores background and related technologies, which can be considered as parallel fields of research, useful both for setting the theoretical premises for search computing and for providing a technological framework for building search computing systems and applications. The third part delves into the conceptual and technological problems and issues arising when dealing with search computing as a new search paradigm. It provides a unified view of the results of the Search Computing project as achieved exactly one year after its starting date.


algorithm algorithms computer information interfaces knowledge representation multimedia optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Ceri
    • 1
  • Marco Brambilla
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12309-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12310-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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