Ontology-supported Exploratory Search for Physical Training Exercises
In order to provide a qualitative support to the users during a web search, it is important to have access to a multitude of information sources simultaneously. Depending on the available domain expertise, the user can get an overview and insight to different information perspectives and compare the quality of resources. In this work, we present an exploratory search engine that simultaneously accesses internet resources and a local knowledge base given in the form of ontologies. The ontologies are used to define the search context and can be extended during exploration with new information, thus making the search process adaptive and iterative. We demonstrate our system on an example from the fitness domain, where the user searches for physical training exercises on the Web to complete a personal training plan.
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