First SeCo Book

Search Computing Challenges and Directions

Stefano Ceri, Marco Brambilla  (Eds.). Springer LNCS, Vol. 5950, March 2010.

The book "Search Computing - Challenges and Directions" is published  by Springer Verlag in the LNCS State-of-the-art series (vol. 5950).

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The book is divided in three parts. The first part gives visions of the current evolution in search, which is becoming more and more task-oriented and is now starting to use ontological knowledge in order to manage complex queries; these visions are marking the new trends in search.
The second part will present some background and related technologies.  These can be considered as parallel fields of research, useful both for setting the theoretical premises for Search Computing and for providing a technological framework for building Search Computing systems and applications.
The third part dwells into the technological problems and issues which arise when dealing with Search Computing as a new search paradigm. It provides a unified view of the results of Search Computing as achieved exactly after one year since its starting date.

The book is the result of a collective effort of all the project participants and has been reviewed with the help of the project’s advisory board members and of several other experts.

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