Semantic Search and Linked Open Data Special Issue

Semantic Search and Linked Open Data Special Issue

Paper submission: 15 December 2013
Notice of review results: 15 February 2013
Revisions due: 31 March 2014
Publication: Aslib Proceedings, issue 5, 2014.

From the call:

The opportunities and challenges of Semantic Search from theoretical and practical, conceptual and empirical perspectives. We are particularly interested in papers that place carefully conducted studies into the wider framework of current Semantic Search research in the broader context of Linked Open Data. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

  • The history of semantic search –  the latest techniques and technology developments in the last 1000 years
  • Technical approaches to semantic search : linguistic/NLP, probabilistic, artificial intelligence, conceptual/ontological
  • Current trends in Semantic Search, including best practice, early adopters, and cultural heritage
  • Usability and user experience; Visualisation; and techniques and technologies in the practice for Semantic Search
  • Quality criteria and Impact of norms and standardisation similar to ISO 25964 “Thesauri for information retrieval“
  • Cross-industry collaboration and standardisation
  • Practical problems in brokering consensus and agreement – defining concepts, terms and classes, etc
  • Curation and management of ontologies
  • Differences between web-scale, enterprise scale, and collection-specific scale techniques
  • Evaluation of Semantic Search solutions, including comparison of data collection approaches
  • User behaviour including evolution of norms and conventions; Information behaviour; and Information literacy
  • User surveys; usage scenarios and case studies

Papers should clearly connect their studies to the wider body of Semantic Search scholarship, and spell out the implications of their findings for future research. In general, only research-based submissions including case studies and best practice will be considered. Viewpoints, literature reviews or general reviews are generally not acceptable.

See the post for submission requirements, etc.

I am encouraged by the inclusion of:

The history of semantic search –  the latest techniques and technology developments in the last 1000 years

Wondering who will take up the gauntlet on that topic?

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