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1 Stefania Bergamasco, Cecilia Colasanti An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine Authors: Stefania Bergamasco, Cecilia Colasanti, Stefano De Francisci, Paola Giacché, Paolo Giacomi NTTS 2009 Brussel, February 2009

2 The main issues An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine The aim of this session is to illustrate the main components of the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT (ISTAR) a. Data Module b. Doc Module c. Glossary Module d. GSA Module in order to show a. the solution adopted to integrate the statistical data warehouse and the new ways to organize and retrieve the information on the Web; b. the use of the principles of controlled vocabularies to manage the glossary of the system; d. the technical solution adopted to optimize the search engine to scan the dynamic Web pages generated by the information system. NTTS Brussel, February 2009

3 ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT The integrated system is based on the construction of several metadata layers. They cover not only the description, the design and the reference of the contents, but are also oriented towards the management of the navigation, the finding, the interchange and the semantics of the data. An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February 2009 ISTAR Data module Doc module Glossary module GSA module

4 ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT – Data Module The Data module of Istar is a collection of tools specifically designed to support the statisticians in all the phases required to disseminate statistical aggregate data on the Web. From the functional point of view, the collection is structured in two different kinds of toolkits: modelling tools and analysis and reporting tools. Modelling tools allow to design the semantic layers of the system; analysis and reporting tools provide navigation tools, in-house or publication on the Web, of the data warehouse contents. The application architecture of Data module of Istar is layered as follows: An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February 2009 Data module Metadata layers Administration module Statistical data warehouse OLAP engine

5 ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT – Doc Module The Doc module manages the non-structured reference data and documents linked to the subject matter areas of the system. This module allows the connection and the interchange between Istar and the centralised system for surveys documentation (SIDI) and, in particular, its component dedicated to the Web dissemination (SIQual). The integration is possible through two navigation paths: links to statistical sources which feed the system links to documentation materials of the specific domain of interest An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February 2009 Doc module SiQual statistical sources documents

6 ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT – Glossary modul An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February 2009 Glossary module system glossary consist of table glossary Table glossary button Link to the data source Link to the glossary items Specification of the statistical kind of the items Statistical Classifications Analysis unit DefinitionCategorySource of def.Related termsStatistical sources

7 ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT – GSA modul An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February 2009 The search engine ISTAT has chosen Google products and services to match the search needs of both internal and external users. GSA is packaged in an appliance including both hardware and software.

8 … ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT – GSA modul An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February 2009 GSA provides universal search across many sources (file shares, intranets, databases, applications and content management systems) through a single easy-to-use search box Users can customize the service based on their specific needs and Administrators can configure sets of search profiles Users are able to view search result only if they have access to the original content, so company data are always protected from unauthorized access GSA supports several authentication and Single Sign On

9 An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February 2009 The main features We configured the product in considering four disjoint collections: electronic documents, press releases, statistical tables in electronic sheet format and database. It is also possible to show or not the metadata. … ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT – GSA modul

10 An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February 2009 By choosing “Advanced search” it’s also possible to associate an item among the taxonomies with one or more facets ( thematic area, statistical source, year, territory) … ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT – GSA modul

11 The solution adopted We faced with the following problems: 1.how to exploit the indexing of documents by the engine search of GSA through dynamic web pages of a Data Warehouse avoiding the scan database saturation; 2.how to exploit the concepts of taxonomy and facet enabling the users to retrieve the information, independently from where the information is stored; 3.how to provide search result with the related metadata within the snippet We adopted a solution based on three concepts: 1.we have associated to each “object” stored in the system all the metadata useful for managing the taxonomy, the facets and the snippet; 2.the potentialities of the search engine have been exploited not in reference of the scanned web pages but for the scanned database; 3.we tagged as “non crawling “ all the visited Web pages. An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February 2009 … ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT – GSA modul

12 Going more in details: 1. within each system a relational table, called search_engine, was built. This table is populated through specific procedures invoked by “insert, modify, cancel” events. The table has the following fields structure (Clob): typology / theme / data source / territory / time / title / other (e. g. the modes of the classifications associated to the table / url An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine NTTS Brussel, February a specific functionality to enlist the databases and the tables to be scanned and indexed has been parameterised and the URL of the related objects has been enlisted. In this way the search engine does not scan each web dynamic page of the system, but it scans the contents of fields in the database; 3.the search interfaces have been customized using - the field typology as hierarchical-enumerative classification, - the fields theme, data source, territory, time for the faceted classification - the fields time, title for the snippet. … ISTAR: the Integrated Output Management System of ISTAT – GSA modul

13 An integrated approach to turn statistics into knowledge combining data warehouse, controlled vocabularies and advanced search engine Conclusions The strategy adopted to increase the value of the information is based on a complex scenario of integration: - data warehouses - metadata information systems - descriptive and textual information The technical solutions include: - the construction of specific metadata layers - the optimization of search, in order to improve the performances of the scanning operations - the combination of new opportunities offered by the new web technologies with the capability of dynamic Web Warehouses Two lessons: it is possible to integrate and to share knowledge also when informations are organized in various ways (from legacy data base or data warehouse to textual documents, volumes, etc.) … paying more and more attention to the information needs of the users. NTTS Brussel, February 2009


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