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Faceted Search over (Semantic) Web


Evgeny Kharlamov

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MSc in Computer Science


An increasing number of applications are relying on RDF, OWL and SPARQL for storing, publishing and querying data. SPARQL however, is not targeted towards end-users, and suitable query interfaces are needed. Faceted search is a prominent end-users oriented approach to data access; during the last decade it became a mainstream commercial technology ubiquitous in e-commerce (e.g.,, This student’s project aims at development and implementation of novel algorithms and/or interfaces for faceted search over RDF databases enhanced with OWL ontologies. The student’s project will be conducted within the SemFacet project (

Preferable knowledge: Java, RDF, and HCI,