Integration of Job Portals by Meta-search

J. Dorn, T. Naz:
"Integration of Job Portals by Meta-search";
Vortrag: 3rd International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Applications, Funchal, Portugal; 03/2007; in:"Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Applications", (2007).

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Abstract:


In the area of Human Resource Management, the trend is towards online exchange
of information about human resources. For example, online applications for
employment become standard and job offerings are posted in many job portals.
However, there are too many job portals to monitor all of them if someone is
interested in a new job.
We developed a prototype for integrating information of different job portals
into one meta-search engine. First, existing job portals were investigated and XML
schemes were derived automated from these portals. Second, translation rules for
transforming each schema to a central HR-XML-conform schema were
determined. The HR-XML-schema is used to build a form for searching jobs. The
data supplied by a user in this form is now translated into queries for the different
job portals. Each result obtained by a job portal is sent to the meta-search engine
that ranks the result of all received job offers according to userĀ“s preferences.