Title: Semantic indexing modelling of resources within a distributed system

Authors: C. Lai; C. Moulin

Addresses: CRS4, Center of Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, Loc. Piscina Manna, 09010, Pula CA, Italy ' University of Technology, Heudiasyc, CNRS JRU 7253, Compiegne, France

Abstract: This paper is concerning issues regarding the semantic indexing of resources in a peer-to-peer network. An important requirement is a good quality of the discovery (i.e. the selection of results very related to a specific request) and a short response time. Keys used for indexing and the corresponding URLs of indexed resources are stored in a Distributed Hash Table (DHT) scattered among the different peers of a community. A key of indexing is a semantic description of resources and refers to elements belonging to ontologies of domain and to knowledge bases. We propose a model of indexing patterns in order to generate keys. It is used to guide users for producing assertions about their resources. It induces navigation inside ontologies presented in graphical user interfaces in a friendly and easy to use way. With different examples, we present the main cases of key generation that define the indexing context of a resource. We also describe experiments performed in test environments simulating various situations.

Keywords: information search; information retrieval; query formulation; retrieval models; search process; semantic indexing; distributed systems; P2P networks; peer-to-peer networks; ontologies; graphical user interfaces; GUIs; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2013.054488

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2013 Vol.4 No.1, pp.21 - 39

Received: 01 Oct 2011
Accepted: 29 Feb 2012

Published online: 18 Sep 2014 *

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