Semantic-based search engine system for graph images in academic literatures by use of semantic relationships

Sarunya Kanjanawattana, Masaomi Kimura

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Information retrieval is a baseline of search engine systems. There is a very large amount of data published on the Internet that cannot be manually searched. However, search engine systems should not only present relevant results but also obtain new knowledge from the user's searches. For example, new knowledge in academic research areas may be presented in graph images. In this study, we utilize methods to extract graphical and textual information from graph images and store this new knowledge in an ontology. We propose a search engine system that is applicable to an ontology that contains this extractable information, which is extracted from images with graphs. The developed ontology is useful because users can acquire a considerable amount of knowledge that is discovered from the semantic relations in the ontology. To evaluate the search engine system, ten participants tested the system and responded to their feedback. The results indicate that the proposed system provides accurate and relevant results; moreover, as indicated by the higher F-measure values comparing to an Elasticsearch-based search engine system, the performance of our system is highly acceptable. It clarified that the ontology-based search engine system provides precise and concise information outperforming than the Elasticsearchbased search engine system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-839
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Learning and Computing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


  • Graph information
  • Information retrieval
  • Ontology
  • Search engine system
  • Semantic relations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence


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