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Graph-based keyword search in heterogeneous data sources


Data journalism is the field of investigative journalism which focuses on digital data by treating them as first-class citizens. Following the trends in human activity, which leaves strong digital traces, data journalism becomes increasingly important. However, as the number and the diversity of data sources increase, heterogeneous data models with different structure, or even no structure at all, need to be considered in query answering. Inspired by our collaboration with Le Monde, a leading French newspaper, we designed a novel query algorithm for exploiting such heterogeneous corpora through keyword search. We model our underlying data as graphs and, given a set of search terms, our algorithm nds links between them within and across the heterogeneous datasets included in the graph. We draw inspiration from prior work on keyword search in structured and unstructured data, which we extend with the data heterogeneity dimension, which makes the keyword search problem computationally harder. We implement our algorithm and we evaluate its performance using synthetic and real-world datasets.
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hal-02934277 , version 1 (09-09-2020)



Angelos Christos Anadiotis, Mhd Yamen Haddad, Ioana Manolescu. Graph-based keyword search in heterogeneous data sources. BDA 2020 - 36ème Conférence sur la Gestion de Données – Principes, Technologies et Applications, Oct 2020, Online, France. ⟨hal-02934277⟩
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