WIT Press


ALII: An Information Integration Environment Based On The Active Logic Framework

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS020331

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

2002

Size

682 kb

Author(s)

A. A. Barfourosh, H. R. Mothary Nezhad, M. O'Donovan-Anderson & D. Perlis

Abstract

There is growing interest in accessing, relating, and combining data from multiple sources on the Web. Today, web users access the web through two dominant interfaces: clicking on hyperlinks (browsing) and searching via keyword queries (crawling). This process is often time-consuming and unsatisfactory because of the many inaccurate and irrelevant results that are returned. Better support is needed for expressing one’s information requirements and dealing in more structured and systematic ways with one’s search results. This paper presents ALII, our proposal for providing this support. ALII is an Active Logic based framework for Information integration, which can utilize a compact context representation and constructs a hierarchy model of query and web pages. The ALII project aims developing methods and tools for a model based, semantic integration of information sources on web pages.

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