Symphony: A Platform for Search-Driven Applications
Conference Proceeding Article
We present the design of Symphony, a platform that enables non-developers to build and deploy a new class of search-driven applications that combine their data and domain expertise with content from search engines and other web services. The Symphony prototype has been built on top of Microsoft's Bing infrastructure. While Symphony naturally makes use of the customization capabilities exposed by Bing, its distinguishing feature is the capability it provides to the application creator to combine their proprietary data and domain expertise with content obtained from Bing. They can also integrate specialized data obtained from web services to enhance the richness of their applications. Finally, Symphony is targeted at non-developers and provides cloud services for the creation and deployment of applications.
Web services, search engines, Microsoft Bing infrastructure, Symphony platform, cloud services, search-driven applications, Advertising, Cloud computing, Indexing, Motion pictures, Prototypes, Uniform resource locators, Web search
Databases and Information Systems | Digital Communications and Networking
Data Management and Analytics
Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE 26th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)
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Shafer, J.C., Rakesh Agrawal, Hady W. Lauw. 2010. "Symphony: A Platform for Search-driven Applications." Proceedings of the IEEE 26th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp.1189,1192. New York: IEEEE. doi:10.1109/ICDE.2010.5447767
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