Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Keyword Search in Relational Databases: an open challenge.

Speaker: Francesco Guerra
  University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Place: USI Lugano Campus, room SI-004, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
Time: 10:30-11:30



Since the last 20 years, the database research community is dealing with the development of approaches for supporting keyword search in relational databases. The lack of commercial tools implementing the techniques proposed in the literature demonstrates that  building a search engine for structured data is still an open challenge. This seminar will provide an overview of the main issues in the area, the solutions proposed and the open challenges.



Francesco Guerra is an Associate Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. His main research interests include big data management and analysis, Semantic Web and keyword-based search on structured data. He has been the Chair of the KEYSTONE semantic KEYword-based Search on sTructured data sOurcEs (IC1302) and he is currently p.i. of the CEF Telecom Re-search Alps project.


Host: Prof. Fabio Crestani