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Introduction
State of the art
An overview of SemSearch
The Google-like query interface
Making sense of the user query
Translating the user query into formal queries
Implementation and experimental evaluation
Conclusions and future work
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In recent years we have witnessed tremendous interest and substantial economic exploitation of search technologies.

However, the representation of user queries and resource content in existing search appliances is still almost exclusively achieved by simple syntax-based descriptions of the resource content and the information need such as in the predominant keyword-centric paradigm.

On the other hand, recent advances in the field of semantic technologies have resulted in tools and standards that allow for the articulation of domain knowledge in a formal manner at a high level of expressiveness.

At the same time, semantic repositories and reasoning engines have advanced to a state where querying and processing of this knowledge can scale to realistic IR scenarios.

As such, semantic technologies are now in a state to provide significant contributions to IR problems. In this context, several challenges arise for Semantic Search systems.

These include, among others: