Seminar Talk

9 Dec 2016


Speaker: Andrea Calì (university of London, Birkbeck College)

Title: Searching and Querying the Deep Web: a Foundational Approach


Date: Friday 9th December 2016

Time: 10 am

Location: MF2 (IF4.40)




The Deep Web is constituted by data that are accessible on the web,
typically through HTML forms, but are not indexable by search engines
due to their static nature. Processing queries on Deep Web data poses significant challenges as data sources cannot be normally accessed with arbitrary queries.  In this talk we illustrate techniques for processing structured as well as keyword queries on the Deep Web and we survey some of the core problems underlying the query
processing task.



Andrea Calì is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems of the University of London, Birkbeck College.  He also holds a visiting position at the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance of the University of Oxford. He holds a MEng in Electronic Engineering (1999) and a PhD in Computer Engineering (2003), both from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". His research interests include database theory, deep web, semantic web and ontology reasoning, information integration. He is currently exploring new approaches to processing queries and searches on heterogeneous data sources.