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Smart cloud search services: verifiable keyword-based semantic search over encrypted cloud data

Fu, Z, Shu, J, Sun, X and Linge, N 2014, 'Smart cloud search services: verifiable keyword-based semantic search over encrypted cloud data' , IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 60 (4) , pp. 762-770.

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With the increasing popularity of the pay-as-you- consume cloud computing paradigm, a large number of cloud services are pushed to consumers. One hand, it brings great convenience to consumers who use intelligent terminals; on the other hand, consumers are also facing serious difficulties that how to search the most suitable services or products from cloud. So how to enable a smart cloud search scheme is a critical problem in the consumer-centric cloud computing paradigm. For protecting data privacy, sensitive data are always encrypted before being outsourced. Although the existing searchable encryption schemes enable users to search over encrypted data, these schemes support only exact keyword search, which greatly affects data usability. Moreover, these schemes do not support verifiability of search result. In order to save computation cost or download bandwidth, cloud server only conducts a fraction of search operation or return a part of result, which is viewed as selfish and semi-honest-but-curious. So, how to enhance flexibility of encrypted cloud data while supporting verifiability of search result is a big challenge. To tackle the challenge, a smart semantic search scheme is proposed in this paper, which returns not only the result of keyword-based exact match, but also the result of keyword-based semantic match. At the same time, the proposed scheme supports the verifiability of search result. The rigorous security analysis and performance analysis show that the proposed scheme is secure under the proposed model and effectively achieves the goal of keyword-based semantic search.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Publisher: IEEE
ISSN: 0098-3063
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Funders: Jiangsu Future Networks Innovation Institute
Depositing User: N Linge
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 14:44
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 14:44

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