Open Data for Local Search: Challenges and Perspectives

  title={Open Data for Local Search: Challenges and Perspectives},
  author={Eric Charton and Nizar Ghoula and Marie-Jean Meurs},
  journal={Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web},
Local search engines are specialized information retrieval systems enabling users to discover amenities and services in their neighbourhood. Developing a local search system still raises scientific questions, as well as very specific technical issues. Those issues come for example from the lack of information about local events and actors, or the specific form taken by the indexable data. Available open data can be exploited to dramatically improve the design of local search engines and their… 
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