What is semantic search?
Semantic search is a data search technique in which a search query is designed not only to search for keywords, but also to determine the intent and contextual meaning of the words that a person is using to search.
Semantic search provides more meaningful search results by evaluating and understanding the search term and finding the most relevant results in a website, database, or other data repository.
The semantic search works according to the principles of language semantics. Unlike typical search algorithms, semantic search is based on the context, substance, intent and concept of the phrase being searched for.
The semantic search also includes location, synonyms of a term, current trends, word variations and other natural language elements as part of the search. Semantic search concepts are derived from various search algorithms and methods, including keyword-to-concept mapping, diagram patterns, and fuzzy logic.