Title

Symphony: A Platform for Search-Driven Applications

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

3-2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Digital Communications and Networking

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE 26th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)

First Page

1189

Last Page

1192

ISBN

9781424454457

Identifier

10.1109/ICDE.2010.5447767

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

New York

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICDE.2010.5447767

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