Domain Specific Search

M. Lupu, A. Hanbury, M. Salampasis:
"Domain Specific Search";
in:"Professional Search in the Modern World", G. Paltoglou, F. Loizides, P. Hansen (Hrg.); Springer LNCS, 2014, ISBN: 978-3-319-12510-7, S. 96 - 117.

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This chapter takes a look at the existing search landscape to observe that there are a myriad of search systems, covering all possible domains, which share a handful of theoretical retrieval models and are separated by a series of pre- and post-processing steps as well as a finite set of parameters. We also observe that given the infinite variety of real-world search tasks and domains, it is unlikely that any one combination of these steps and parameters would yield a renaissance-engine - a search engine that can answer any questions about art, sciences, law or entertainment. We therefore set forth to analyze the different components of a search system and propose a model for domain specific search, including a definition thereof, as well as a technical framework to build a domain specific search system.