International Journal of Computer Applications
Traditional search is keyword based search and does not focus on relationship between the words. In semantic search, the search is performed on basis of the meaning of the terms and concepts. The semantics i.e. meaning is expressed through structured knowledge representation or Ontologies. Resource Description Framework (RDF) is used as the data model and SPARQL query language is used to query the RDF data. Currently, there is lot of RDF based data set, e.g. Dbpedia, Freebase, Geonames etc. Semantic search is gaining popularity in recent times. As systems cannot exist in isolation but need to interact with each other, complex systems may require integration of multiple systems.