Exploratory Search of Web Data Services Based on Collective Intelligence

  • Devis BianchiniEmail author
  • Valeria De Antonellis
  • Michele Melchiori
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10360)


Developers of data-intensive web applications benefit from the integration of data sourced from the web. Web data services are solutions off-the-shelf, provided by third parties, that enable access to web data sources. Web data services are usually discovered according to different features, related to lightweight descriptions. Recent approaches in literature convey on new research challenges, considering also collective intelligence in developers’ networks, containing information about service co-usage in existing applications and ratings on services given by developers who used them in their own development experiences. Following this direction, in this paper, we contribute with a distinguishing viewpoint, by proposing an explorative approach, that enables web applications developers to iteratively discover services of interest by also relying on collective intelligence, in a Web 2.0 context.


Web data service model Exploratory search Collective intelligence Web-oriented architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devis Bianchini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Valeria De Antonellis
    • 1
  • Michele Melchiori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly

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