Searching for Knowledge and Data on the Semantic Web
Friday, June 2, 2006, 11:15am - Friday, June 2, 2006, 11:40am
Workshop on Humans and the Semantic Web
As the volume of RDF encoded knowledge on the Web grows, software agents will need their own search engines to help them find the relevant and trustworthy knowledge required to carry out their tasks. We will discuss the general issues underlying the indexing and retrieval of RDF based information and describe Swoogle, a crawler based search engine whose index contains information on over a million RDF documents. Swoogle also serves human knowledge engineers by helping them to find Semantic Web ontologies, terms and data and to understand how and by whom they are being used.
Swoogle (http://swoogle.umbc.edu/) has been running at UMBC and serving users and agents since the summer of 2004. Its document collection currently contains about 1.4 million documents and is growing at a rate of about 3,000 documents a day. We will briefly describe some high level characteristics of this collection and what is says about how the Semantic Web is being used and abused.
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