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Semantic Enrichment is augmenting content on the world wide web with real world semantics in order to categorize and classify data in relation to each other, to dictionaries, and other reference sources.
Titan is the news outlet for the faculty of mathematics and natural sciences at the University. In order to improve discoverability of the site through search (SEO), semantic enrichment should be added to Titan.
RDF is nice in that you can index everything with just 6 indices, but that's still many indices to update, possibly causing low write performance. Can you find ways to fix this?
If the data in a database is accompanied by an ontology, this may be exploited to optimize queries. This thesis is about using ontologies in conditional selectivity estimation.
The semantic web vision was formulated by W3C more than ten years ago. As a concept, it has evolved a lot in that time, but semantic web markup and tools are not yet widely deployed.
There already exists a number of robots (aka. crawlers, spiders, etc.) for analysing web pages.
In this master thesis project, the student will study the field of web analytics and in addition, also design and implement a set of web robots that will collect data on certain aspects of the web to be used in projects that will analyse these aspects over time.