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Re: "Two-way Search" demo anyone?

From: François Dongier <francois.dongier@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:49:17 +0200
Message-ID: <dc2b60240907280149h60e60768j23e6171a749c16ee@mail.gmail.com>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Right, I was surprised to see Dave Winer suggesting just a pointer to the
searcher's blog URI. It certainly would seem more efficient to have the
query include a pointer to a *rich*, structured, user-editable user-profile.
This structure would help the search engine know where to find the
information it needs to personalize the search result and make it more
relevant to the search context. This (context specification) is where the
"user-editable" bit comes in. And I think it goes beyond foaf:interests:
what's needed is more something like a "current" interest-profile.

Regards,
François

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dave Winer has posted an idea [1] that I think would make a neat
> little demo in the crossover area between LOD and traditional
> keyword/linkrank search. His suggestion is for a search engine to
> offer a preference to allow the searcher to enter their blog URI
> alongside the usual text search, allowing the engine to provide more
> focused results. (Curiously he elides the part about what mechanisms
> are used behind the scenes :-)
>
> I'm pretty sure someone around here will have most if not all of the
> necessary pieces already in place (SearchMonkey, Sindice...), but I
> don't recall seeing a really minimal UI, like:
>
> Search Terms :               [          ]
> Home Page or WebID :   [          ]
>
> Come to think of it, if anyone has a dedicated RDF-backed RSS/Atom
> aggregator, I'd rather like a blog search tool like this. SPARQL regex
> would probably be adequate for the text search part, with maybe
> derived foaf:primaryTopics from documents being lined up with
> foaf:interests pulled via the WebID.
>
> Cheers,
> Danny.
>
> [1] http://www.scripting.com/stories/2009/07/26/twowaySearch.html
>
>
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> http://danny.ayers.name
>
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