Exploratory Search System (ESS)

Exploratory Search System (ESS) is a tool that enables information-seeking tasks such as learning and investigating. It provides an increased level of interaction with the data, as opposed to traditional search which is query-response oriented and good for well-defined information needs or goals.

The detailed idea, method, and architecture of the Exploratory Search System (ESS) can be found in our paper published in the VOILA 2022 Proceedings. We invite you to read it and learn more about our research. The full paper is available here.

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  • Haller, Kevin, Fajar J. Ekaputra, Marta Sabou, and Florina Piroi. “Enabling Exploratory Search on Manufacturing Knowledge Graphs.” In The Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on the Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data. Co-located with the 21st International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2022)
  • Sabou, Marta, Fajar J. Ekaputra, Tudor Ionescu, Juergen Musil, Daniel Schall, Kevin Haller, Armin Friedl, and Stefan Biffl. “Exploring enterprise knowledge graphs: A use case in software engineering.” In The Semantic Web: 15th International Conference, ESWC 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 3–7, 2018, Proceedings 15, pp. 560-575. Springer International Publishing, 2018.