cool, I'll be interested in checking that out.
For me, being able to do faceted searching on the free text results is important. Ontoprise, if you're listening ... :)
The paradigm that makes sense to my users seems to be something like the itunes faceted browsing interface.
Yeah, I think paralax is also a good example.
I can wait a few months, and Ontoprise, if you need any help to speed things along, let me know. I've been wanting to get into their codebase more, anyways.
From: Laurent Alquier <lalquier@...>
To: don undeen <donundeen@...>
Cc: smw dev list <semediawiki-devel@...>
Sent: Fri, June 11, 2010 4:33:09 PM
Subject: Re: [SMW-devel] search extension development
If you can wait for a few months, Ontoprise has announced work on a faceted browsing interface for SMW.
I am sure Philip or someone else from Ontoprise will comment on that :)
Woogle4MW has a lot of intriguing features (such as feedback on searches and wanted links). I am in the middle of evaluating it on our wiki.
I would love to see something like Parallax (http://www.freebase.com/labs/parallax/ ) as a faceted search / query interface... which is close to what you are talking about with Exhibit result formats.
On Jun 11, 2010, at 3:57 PM, don undeen wrote:
>I've been experimenting with various search tools for SMW, and there's a lot a very cool features distributed amongst them.
>What I'd like to work on, is bring the features I like the most, together into one tool.
>What I've been digging lately:
>1. Woogle4Mediawiki : this is the best indexer/free text search I've used so far. I like that it indexes the rendered page, which is necessary for all my externalData-built pages. And I've been happy with the kind of results I get, the ranking, etc. It works as a replacement to the existing search box.
>2. Semantic Results Format, with the Simile/Exibit/Facet Result filtering. To me, this is totally awesome, and the best way to leverage all this semantic information in my pages.
>Here's how I'd really like my searching/filtering to work:
>1. A free-text search, like already exists, which uses woogle for the results.
>2. Then, on the results page, I’d like to see the individual results, along with facets for particular properties. I’d like to use those facets to filter the search results.
>3. I’ll need to also be able to PICK which properties I want to use as facets, depending on the results returned.
>4. I may want to display particular properties for each returned page as well
>This functionality already exists, separately in different modules:
>“Ask query”: syntax let’s me decide which terms I want to use as facets, and which terms I want to display
>“Semantic Results Format” with “Exhibit” : handles the display of the facets, and the filtering, using AJAX
>“Woogle4Mediawiki” : handles the free-text search.
>What could be the best way to intergrate the intelligence of these various modules?
>I was thinking, one possibility, could be to extend the #ask query, to support a free-text search, which leverages woogle4mediawiki for that part of it, then uses those results to get the requested properties (using ASK syntax), passes through to Semantic Results Format, etc.
>What do you all think? Has work like this already been done? Are there existing function hooks I can tie in to? I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel.
>Any comments, advice, criticism, etc greatly appreaciated.
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