AppNet: a large-scale multi-layer heterogeneous complex app network for intelligent program search

Jianmao Xiao, Shizhan Chen*, Zhiyong Feng, Jian Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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The resources of mobile application in the app stores contains a vast amount of code and knowledge, which is of great significance to intelligent program search technology, but how to organize and utilize these multi-source heterogeneous data efficiently and integrate semantic information is still a key problem. In this paper, WordNet based AppNet, a multi-layer heterogeneous complex app network model was proposed, it completely describes the hierarchical structure between app-related tags, attributes, and code and in which aims to explore its application in the intelligent program search. Firstly, we expound the construction mechanism of AppNet and describe how does it realize mapping with WordNet, and then two simple real application scenarios were conducted based on AppNet in which to verify its validity and feasibility. We believe that the proposed AppNet model will provide researchers with more efficient ideas in the field of intelligent software development and search.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService-Oriented Computing – ICSOC 2018 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationADMS, ASOCA, ISYyCC, CloTS, DDBS, and NLS4IoT, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsXiao Liu, Michael Mrissa, Liang Zhang, Djamal Benslimane, Aditya Ghose, Zhongjie Wang, Antonio Bucchiarone, Wei Zhang, Ying Zou, Qi Yu
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer-VDI-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030176426
ISBN (Print)9783030176419
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2019
Event16th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2018 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 12 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11434 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2018


  • App network
  • Ontology
  • Program search
  • Semantics


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