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Ann: Falcons (2008 Spring) - Towards searching and browsing the Sem antic Web with concept spaces.

From: Yuzhong Qu <yzqu@seu.edu.cn>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 11:12:36 +0800
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Cc: "Weiyi Ge" <wyge@seu.edu.cn>, "Gong Cheng" <gcheng@seu.edu.cn>, "Honghan Wu" <hhwu@seu.edu.cn>, "Xiang Zhang" <xzhang@seu.edu.cn>
Ann: Falcons -- a new search engine for the Semantic WebHi all,

We are pleased to announce that the Falcons system (a search engine for the Semantic Web) has been updated to a new version[1]. Compared to the last version [2], Falcons Object Search now enables navigating class hierarchies for query refinement. 

New features of the Falcons Object Search include: 
  -an index from classes to objects, besides an index from keywords to objects; 
  -class-inclusion reasoning on multiple vocabularies; 
  -class recommendation for navigating class hierarchies.

Currently, Falcons has indexed:
  - 7 million well-formed RDF documents,
  - 250 million RDF statements,
  - 34 million objects (individuals) on the Semantic Web,
  - 2 million concepts (classes and properties) on the Semantic Web,
  - and 4 thousand ontologies on the Semantic Web.

To make your RDF data quickly retrievable via Falcons, you can submit the URLs of your RDF data to Falcons at [3].

Have fun with Falcons :-)


Regards,


Yuzhong Qu
http://iws.seu.edu.cn/

Institute of Web Science
Southeast University, China


[1] http://iws.seu.edu.cn/services/falcons/ 
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2007Nov/0077.html 
[3] http://iws.seu.edu.cn/services/falcons/submiturl/
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