Research Project: HarmoSearch

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HarmoSearch - Harmonised Semantic Meta-Search in Distributed Heterogeneous Databases

Objective of the project HarmoSearch is the analysis and development of a platform-independent search mechanism for tourism services in heterogeneous data bases, based on techniques of the areas semantic web and schema matching. Main research activities are the development of a (semi-) automatic mapping tool, which allows users to generate mappings without any technological knowledge or mapping skills, and a semantic meta-search component, based on a semantic registry, to address scientific issues like mapping of search queries and intelligent routing to appropriate data sources.


Harmonisation, meta search, mediation services, interoperability

Research Institute

University of Applied Science Ravensburg-Weingarten

Funding Institution


Official project number

Status and date of completion

Completed, 2012