Semantic Search of Distributed Information and Knowledge

  • Devis Bianchini
  • Valeria De Antonellis
  • Michele Melchiori
Conference paper


Services are more and more provided for semantic search of different types of information and knowledge (resources) from multiple heterogeneous sources, by gaining platform independence and transparent access. The growth of service provisioning and the advent of advanced service registries have led to the design of sophisticated techniques and tools to retrieve services apt to access required resources. This paper describes a computer aided methodology SELF-SERVICE based on formal service specifications, scoring mechanism and thresholds, to support – in a user-transparent and cost effective way – semantic search on multiple heterogeneous sources in P2P environments.


Service Discovery Network Knowledge Service Description Semantic Description Semantic Search 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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This work has been partially supported by the TEKNE FIRB Project (, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devis Bianchini
    • 1
  • Valeria De Antonellis
    • 1
  • Michele Melchiori
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento Di Elettronica per l’AutomazioneUniversità degli Studi di BresciaBresciaItaly

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