Towards a Novel Desktop Search Technique

  • Sujeet Pradhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4653)


The most serious challenges Personal Information Management Systems face today are the results of having to deal with a large number of heterogeneous types of data from diverse data sources, but having no means of managing and searching them in a convenient, unified fashion. We argue that simplicity and flexibility are essential attributes for the next-generation search tools to respond to these challenges. This paper lays out specific issues to realizing such a tool in the context of desktop search and ties them to existing search techniques employed by Database Management Systems and Information Retrieval - the two leading disciplines in search technology. We propose a novel technique for desktop search and show how our combined database and information retrieval approach to searching heterogeneous desktop data is going to benefit a large community of users.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sujeet Pradhan
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  1. 1.Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts Nishinoura 2640, Tsurajima Kurashiki City, 712-8505Japan

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