Plinkr: an Application of Semantic Search
Candidate: John L. Scott
Advisor: Shasha Dennis


Plinkr extends and enriches traditional keyword search with semantic search technology. Specifically, Plinkr facilitates the process of discovering the intersection of information between two subjects. This intersection represents what the subjects have in common and thus effectively captures the relationships between them. This is accomplished by semantically tagging and scoring entities that are contained within various keyword searches. The most relevant entities are thus abstracted and presented as metadata which can be explored to highlight the most pertinent content.