Web Intelligent Search based on DOMain ontologies

The huge amount of data and services available on the Web requires the development of systems able to overcome the "information overloading" problem of traditional search engines. In particular, there is the need of developing novel tools for the integration, the localization and the customizable fruition of informative resources, thus allowing clients to "recharge" with interesting data.

The goal of the MIUR-funded WISDOM project is to develop intelligent techniques and tools, based on domain ontologies, to perform effective and efficient information search on the Web. In particular, we aim at developing systems for retrieving information both from data-intensive and unstructured sites/web pages, in an integrated and efficient way.

The project will be articulated into 3 synergic and complementary themes and will define a reference methodological and functional architecture in order to ensure compatibility of the solutions offered by the three themes.


Research Unit Responsible
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Sonia Bergamaschi (national coordinator)
University of Bologna Paolo Ciaccia
University of Trento Paolo Bouquet
University of Roma Tre Paolo Merialdo